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Dental Treatment

Looking after your pet's teeth

Dental Treatment

Looking after your pet's teeth

Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common conditions seen by veterinary surgeons today. The problems begin when plaque and tartar are allowed to build up on your pet’s teeth.

Plaque harbours bacteria, which can infect gum tissue and the roots of teeth, causing disease and tooth loss. The bacteria can also enter the blood stream and may cause damage to internal organs. Recent studies have shown that certain heart, liver and kidney diseases may be associated with these bacteria.

What are the signs of poor oral health?

  • Persistent bad breath;
  • Sensitivity around mouth;
  • Loss of appetite;
  • Difficulty eating and chewing food;
  • Pawing at mouth;
  • Loose or missing teeth;
  • Bleeding, inflamed or receding gums;
  • Tartar (creamy-brown hard material on teeth).

Caring for your dog’s teeth

The first step in promoting oral health is to have your pet thoroughly examined by a veterinary surgeon. It may be necessary for your pet’s teeth to be cleaned above and below the gum-line. This simple cleaning procedure requires your pet to be anaesthetised. Recent advancements in anaesthetic techniques and materials have greatly reduced the risks previously associated with this procedure. It is then recommended that an oral hygiene programme be started at home.

Practice information

Holywood Branch

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  • Mon
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wed
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat
    9:30am - 11:00am
  • Sun
    Closed

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02890 426587
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397 Old Holywood Road, Holywood, BT18 9QH
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Malone Veterinary Clinic

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  • Mon
    11:00am - 12:00pm , 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Tue
    11:00am - 12:00pm , 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    11:00am - 12:00pm , 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    11:00am - 12:00pm , 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    11:00am - 12:00pm , 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

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02890 668805
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122a Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5HR
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02890 668805