Pet Dentistry

As you may be aware, dental disease not only affects us but can affect our much loved pets too, so regular checks are important in maintaining your pet’s gleaming white smile.

Dentistry checks and treatments available for your pet

Our team here at North Nowra Veterinary Hospital are happy to check your pet’s teeth and go through what kind of treatments we provide for your pet’s dental hygiene. This may include the following:

  • Dental check – which involves examining the teeth and gums for any signs of tartar buildup, gingivitis or tooth decay. This helps us to prevent further infection or problems getting out of hand.
  • Scale and polish – done under general anaesthetic (your pet is given support while asleep which includes being kept warm with a heat pad, bloods are taken before they are anaesthetised to ensure all health parameters are within a normal range, intravenous fluids are given to ensure a quick recovery and a manicure, pedicure and a ear pluck if necessary, which makes your pets make over complete! Your pet’s teeth are scaled and polished which involves scaling the tarter off each tooth and then polishing them until they shine
  • Extractions – done at the same time as the scale and polish, the teeth are removed if only absolutely necessary with your consent
  • Each tooth’s pocket (the area between the tooth and the gum) is measured to ensure there is no infection
  • Antibiotics and pain relief are given if required
  • The patient goes home with a Dental Care Starter Kit which includes a toothbrush, sample toothpaste and dental chews.

Dental Radiology for your pet

We are fortunate to have a dental x-ray machine to take images of your pet’s teeth when they visit us for a dental procedure. Dental x-rays are recommended because 2/3 of the tooth sits below the gum line, out of sight. Tartar and inflammation works its way under the gums and all the way to the root.

Dental x-rays enable Veterinarians to view additional problems that may not be visible on an oral examination. In one study over 50% of pets had problems that would not have been identified without dental x-rays.

Some problems that can be seen include, tooth root abscess, tooth resorption and bone loss which are all incredibly painful. If we can pick up these problems early and at the time of treatment it can save running into complications in the future.

Preventative Dental Care for your pet

  • Teeth brushing (only use pet toothpaste)
  • Dental specific diet, like Royal Canin Dental Biscuits
  • Chicken necks, carcass or kangaroo tail

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As always, I am very confident that both my fur babies will receive the very best of level of care, kindness and compassion when we visit, from reception staff, to the vet nurses, and the vets, they are all thoroughly fantastic! - Linda

I think your practice is brilliant I’ve been with you for about 10 years with various dogs mainly my jack that was put down and you were all beautiful about that made me feel so much better in a very difficult time for us he was 17 years old he was our baby. - Penelope

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Excellent service from all concerned at Jervis Bay Vet. Reception were very pleasant and kept us informed on our arrival. Anna (our Vet) was so helpful and understanding. One of our dogs is a very difficult customer! And she is so patient and caring! Everything is explained and we leave very happy with our visit. - Julie

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We have two dogs, one elderly and one a puppy, with unique health needs. We also have three cats, one with a chronic health condition. At Jervis Bay Veterinary Clinic, all our pets get the care they need, and we’re always given detailed, easy-to-understand information regarding their treatment. We couldn't be happier that our babies are being given the absolute best care. Special mention to our usual vet, David, who always looks after our old girl, Brandy, with much patience and gentle care. - Jen

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The entire experience was excellent. We saw Dr. Sam- such a professional who has a lovely manner with my dog and with me, too. - Paul

"Highly recommend Jervis Bay Vet the staff at both Vincentia and North Nowra are wonderful"

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These vets, Quentin, David and their team, I cannot speak more highly of their knowledge and care, it is wonderful and you never leave you pet for surgery wondering. They all have a true love of animals. My best respect to all who are part of this team. Well done.

"Visits are never rushed and our dog's checkups are very thorough"

We have always found Quentin, David and staff very pleasant and helpful. Visits are never rushed and our dog's checkups are very thorough. The options for treatment are clearly explained so the best choice can be made. Our dog has the intelligence and strong will that his breed is known for but he is always very happy even excited to go to the North Nowra Veterinary Hospital and that surely is a strong a recommendation as any.

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From a  client's perspective, or 'owner of your patient', you have many years brought the "whole package" together in relation to you practice. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly which is great for both human and animal. I have for many years been referring friends, neighbours, acquaintances and clients from our own business to you knowing that they will receive professional care and excellent diagnosis.

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It's not easy to say specifically which one thing makes for your customer service, as it's all about the little things you get right, such as keeping staff for long periods of time, so we see familiar faces and hear familiar voices on the phone. The fact that a number of people want to stay sends a powerful message that it's a good place to work.

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I am pretty impresses when whoever is on the counter manages to call up Xena's details as I'm walking through the door so that by the time I reach the counter it's all up on the screen waiting for whatever has to be done. It's great and really efficient!! Thanks for the hassle free service and a happy place to walk into!

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