Dental care & surgery

Pet dental care is more involved than typical dental cleanings for humans.  Regular dental care prevents your pet from developing gingivitis (gum disease).  

These photos show the various progressive stages of gingivitis.  If your pet is showing signs of gum disease, it’s important you book a dental examination. 

At Elmvale Veterinary Hospital, we can determine the severity of the gum disease and treat it to ensure your pet’s health improves.  

Scaling and polishing

We scale your pet’s teeth to remove all tartar below the gum line. Sometimes it’s what you can’t see that can harm your pet.

Fluoride application

Fluoride strengthens the enamel of your pet’s teeth.

General anaesthetic

Dogs and cats undergoing dental cleaning require a general anaesthetic. 

Pre-surgical blood screen

At Elmvale Veterinary Hospital, we want to be sure your pet is healthy before administering an anaesthetic.  Complications from modern anaesthetic are rare, but we want to be sure your pet is in good health.  

We offer an optional pre-surgical blood profile before your pet’s dental surgery.