Complimentary Dental Checks

Worried about your dog’s teeth? Have a nagging feeling that doggy breath is getting worse? Or your best friend is not so keen on his food as usual? Why not arrange for a Complimentary Dental check for your piece of mind. We will examine the teeth with a special plaque detecting tool and offer you the latest treatment solutions for those pearly whites!

Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. More than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.

Signs of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath (Halitosis)
  • Yellow or brown staining (tartar) on the teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in chewing habits
  • Off their food
  • Loose teeth

We recommend that you have your pet’s dental health examined at least once a year, and we offer this as a Complimentary Service!

Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and expensive dental surgery.

Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body: Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. If these problems aren’t caught and treated quickly enough, they can result in death.

Book in your pet’s complimentary dental exam today! We can also help show you how to brush your pet’s teeth recommend foods and mouth rinse that will help prevent plaque build up.

Call us today on 07 4151 3550 or book online.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Health and Pets

  • How do I know if my pet needs dental care or a dental check-up?

    The dental health of your pet is extremely important, and like humans, they can experience a number of dental related conditions that can make them unwell or cause pain. We recommend that your pet has their teeth checked at least once a year.

    However, if you’re concerned about their dental health, there are tell-tale signs that can tell you whether your dog needs a dental check-up or not. These include:

    • Red stripe along the gum line
    • Broken teeth
    • Bad breath
    • Reluctance to chew
    • Difficulty in swallowing
    • Swelling around the jaw
    • Decreased appetite

    If you notice any of these signs, give us a call on 07 4151 3550.

  • How much does a dental examination cost?

    At Sugarland Animal Hospital, we know how important dental care is for your pets, which is why we actually offer a dental health examination as a complimentary service.

    This way, you can keep on top of your pet’s dental health without it costing you an arm and a leg.

    If your pet needs to have their teeth examined, give us a call on 07 4151 3550 to discuss your options.

  • Can dental cleaning fix my dog's bad breath?

    Dental cleaning will not only make your pet’s breath smell better, but it can also help to prevent the development of conditions such as dental disease which can cause issues for other areas and organs of their body.

  • How long does dental cleaning for dogs take?

    It depends on the amount of tartar in your dog’s mouth, what underlying dental condition is present, and the number of dental x-rays that need to be done.

    We suggest allowing 45 minutes to 1.5 hours for a thorough dental cleaning.

  • Can I opt out of the dental x-rays on my pet to save money?

    We highly recommend including the dental x-rays. Skipping the x-rays before cleaning your dog’s teeth means that you’re also ignoring the problems that are not visible to the normal eyes.

    Only some of these problems are bone loss underneath the gum line, tooth root decay, and jaw abnormalities.

  • How do I book a dental check-up for my pet?

    If you’re in the Bundaberg region and you’re worried about your pet’s dental health, then book in to see us at Sugarland Animal Hospital.

    You can book a dental check-up for your pet by calling us on 07 4151 3550 or booking online.

    You can also combine this with other services, like lump checks, vaccinations, and general check-ups.

    Your pet’s dental health is especially important, so don’t wait until you notice an issue, make sure you have their teeth checked regularly.