Advanced Animal Dentistry offers a wide range of Dental and Oral Surgery services. These range from common procedures such as prophylactic scale and polish to complex cancer surgery.
Some of the most common procedures we perform are listed below.
Extractions always seem to be a last resort for Dentists. For some problems though they are the most efficient way of treatment. For other problems they are the only treatment option.
Some of the teeth in our pets are complex and require an increased level of expertise to remove safely, quickly and with the least collateral damage. This is where we frequently step in.
Whether it be a fiddly and delicate baby tooth in the wrong position, or a complicated unerupted tooth, Advanced Animal Dentistry are able to remove them all.
Endodontics - Root Canal Treatment
We generally never think about the inside part of the tooth – the pulp. Sometimes though it can be damaged and this leads to a very painful tooth root abscess. To treat this problem without having to remove the damaged tooth, we can perform a Root Canal Treatment.
This allows our pets to keep important teeth, but not experience the ongoing pain from a tooth root abscess.
Yes animals do get braces! Not very often though.
Unfortunately for our patients, when a big sharp tooth is in the wrong position, it can cause a lot of trauma and pain. Because of this we must act in those affected animals and change the situation. Sometimes we can move a tooth or even a group of teeth to help.
There are a number of Orthodontic approaches and other treatments that can be performed to improve the comfort of your pet.
Correcting Linguoverted Canines
A very common orthodontic problem we are called upon to correct is Linguoverted canines.
This is a traumatic orthodontic problem that requires intervention in many cases. What is able to be done varies amongst patients, but in the end we can help them all.
On request we can utilise the services of Veterinary Anaesthetists, Dr Sarah Bigby and Dr Brenda Dixon. Their skills and knowledge enable us to provide treatment to patients with more complex anaesthetic requirements who would otherwise miss out on vital dental care.
It is VERY valuable to have had a thorough diagnostic work-up and/or re-assessment just prior to the anaesthetic. This allows us to work with the most up to date information, reducing risk as much as possible for these procedures.