That dentist clean feeling

Meet Oneeye, a lovely female domestic medium hair with one eye! During Oneeye's regular check up, we noticed a build up of plaque on Oneeye's back teeth. To prevent dental disease from occurring, Oneeye was booked in to have a dental at our clinic.

Oneeye's teeth were classed as a Grade 1, which meant that she would require a clean and polish. Grade 1 dental disease is when mild gingivitis and plaque are present. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums, and often includes redness, swelling, bleeding, exudation, and sometimes pain. Plaque is the accumulation of bacteria on teeth.

The downside of leaving dental problems untreated is your pet's teeth and gums can change rapidly. Advanced dental disease is not only painful and uncomfortable for pets, the procedure to clean and remove teeth becomes more complicated and often more costly to treat.

Oneeye's teeth were more thoroughly examined once she was under anaesthesia. The teeth were measured and scored individually and recorded on a dental chart. The teeth were then scaled using an ultrasonic scaler and were finished off by a hand scale to ensure all of the plaque had been removed below the gum line.

To finish, Oneeye's teeth were polished with mint flavoured toothpaste to give her that dentist clean feeling!