Gum disease, caused by the build up of plaque and tartar, is one of the most common diseases affecting cats and dogs. Often dental disease has no outward symptoms, but can cause chronic pain and discomfort.

We offer free dental checks at all of our branches, and in our nurse clinics. During an appointment we will asses the degree of dental disease present in your dog or cat and discuss the options available.

If dental disease is progressed, a dental procedure may be advised. We are fully equipped to perform dental procedures including extractions at all of our operating branches. Our dental machines are high-spec, with an ultrasonic scaler to safely remove tartar without damaging the enamel underneath, and a high-speed drill to safely section teeth when required for less-traumatic extractions. In the worst cases, our vets are experienced at performing surgical extractions. Dental machines can also be fitted with suitable attachments for safe and efficient rabbit dentistry.

Our Rotherham hospital is equipped to perform dental radiography. Vet Helen Walker has a special interest in dentistry and has taken extensive further training in this area. Helen manages our most complex dental cases.

For more information about dentistry at Springfield please see the pet care advice section, or call your local branch to book a free dental check today.