Dental disease is one of the most common and therefore important diseases seen in our pets. 70% of adult pet animals are affected by gum disease and 25% of dogs are affected by diseased teeth. Despite sometimes severe dental disease, some pets may not show the signs of pain they are suffering.
Daily tooth brushing is the cornerstone of oral health. Come along to our free nurse clinics and practice brushing your dogs teeth.
If your pet needs dental treatment, Matthew Oxford from the New Forest Veterinary Dental Service works from Priory Veterinary Group’s Christchurch Hospital weekly and can carry out complex root canal treatment to save damaged teeth; orthodontic treatment to move teeth that are growing incorrectly and causing damage; surgery of the jaw to treat fractures and extensive surgery to remove cancerous growth.
Rabbit incisor (front) teeth grow continually as much as 1-2mm per week. Overgrown cheek teeth develop sharp spikes which can lacerate the tongue or cheeks making eating very painful. You can check your rabbit’s teeth at one of our free nurse clinics.