Monday - Friday 8.30am-6.00pm Saturday 9.00-12.00

Monday - Friday 8.30am-6.00pm Saturday 9.00-12.00

Pet Dentist

Dental disease in pets is extremely common. Did you know that 70% of dogs and cats over 3 years old have it? So, seeing a veterinary professional is essential for early diagnosis and treatment. It can even add years to your companion’s life.


The importance of pet dentistry

At our practice in Kensington, our expert team understands the importance of thorough pet dental care. We know that poor dental hygiene can cause symptoms such as discomfort in the mouth, halitosis, bad breath, and tooth loss. Not only that, but if left untreated your pet can also suffer from more serious diseases in other parts of the body. Liver, kidney, and heart problems can all be associated with bad teeth due to the entry of harmful bacteria into the bloodstream from the mouth.  

Cats, in particular, can suffer badly from erosion of the tooth enamel. Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions or FORLs is a condition that can be difficult for owners to spot if you are not seeing a qualified clinician. If not treated, these erosions can cause severe pain.

Our clinicians in Kensington are experienced in the diagnosis of dental disease
in cats and dogs.

Symptoms of dental disease in pets

Common signs that your pet is suffering with dental disease are: 

  • Halitosis / bad breath
  • Inflammation of the gums and surrounding areas
  • Build-up of tartar on teeth 
  • Bleeding gums
  • Decrease or change in appetite 
  • Pawing at the face
  • Chattering of teeth 

If the symptoms of early dental disease are not addressed, they can progress to gum recession and the loss of bone around the tooth. Eventually, this can lead to the loss of the tooth itself, which is why good pet dental care is essential. 

Recognise any of these symptoms already? Get in touch with our practice immediately for a health check-up and dedicated pet dental care treatment plan.

How do you treat dental disease?

We use modern and hygienic dental equipment – just like any human dentist would. This means that we are able to perform a range of procedures, from a simple scale and polish to the surgical extraction of large teeth. 

Book an appointment online now to see one of our clinicians in London. Or if you would like more information on dental disease and pet dental care, get in touch with us today. 

Contact Kensington Veterinary Care

You can make an appointment to see a vet about pet dentistry at Kensington Vet Care using the PetsApp button on the bottom right of your screen.

If you require more information, please contact us using the online form and we will respond within working hours.

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Our veterinary services in Kensington

Kensington Veterinary Care understand that the care and health of your pets is a top priority. That is why we offer a comprehensive first opinion veterinary service for your furry friends, so you can be assured that no matter the problem, we can help you.

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About Kensington Vet Care

Kensington Veterinary Care we know how special your pets are to you. That’s why we strive to provide only the highest quality veterinary care. Find out more about our expertise.

020 7221 3093

Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.00pm
Saturday 9.00-12.00