Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Referrals
Launched in January 2021, the new Veterinary Dentistry and Oral surgery service is the latest addition to our roster at Davies Veterinary Specialists.
Dentistry and Oral surgery cases are supported by our multidisciplinary referral team. This gives us the ability to hospitalise and manage cases that are more complicated or long-term.
We offer an extensive range of Dental procedures, including:
Endodontic: Root canal treatment to preserve fractured or non-vital teeth and an alternative to extraction, treatment of immature adult or deciduous teeth, repair of luxated canine teeth
Prosthodontic: Metal or white zirconia crown preparation and restoration
Restorative: Treatment to small enamel defects or carious (cavity) lesions on teeth
Orthodontic: Treatment and management of common class 1 (lance tooth and base-narrow canines) or class 2 malocclusions (shortened lower jaw)
Periodontic: Advanced periodontal flaps for gingival clefts of canine teeth and crown lengthening techniques for incisor teeth, gingivectomy surgery for inherited or drug-induced gingival hyperplasia
Advanced Extractions: Management of moderate or severe periodontal disease, full mouth extractions for CUPS (Canine Ulcerative Paradental Stomatitis), FCGS (Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis), higher risk extractions (risk of jaw fracture)
Medical: Diagnosis and management of common medical conditions within the oral cavity such as CUPS (Canine Ulcerative Paradental Stomatitis), FCGS (Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis), Eosinophilic Granulomas, other Immune-Mediated/Immune-Reactive Conditions within the oral cavity
Diagnostic: Full mouth radiographs, intraoral biopsy and histopathology
Diagnostic imaging: Intraoral radiographs, CT and MRI imaging
Anaesthesia: Routine dental cleanings or any of the above procedures for patients that are considered moderate or high risk for anaesthesia including patients with heart murmurs, heart arrhythmias, known allergic reactions to common anaesthesia medications or patients that are breeds with known increased anaesthetic risk such as Bulldogs, Pugs, French Bulldogs and Boxers.
Our team also offer expertise in many areas of Oral Surgery, including:
Trauma: Fracture repair of mandible and/or maxilla, treatment of luxated/dislocated lower jaw, treatment of luxated or traumatically
Oncogenic: Cancer surgery involving maxillectomy, mandibulectomy or glossectomy
Congenital: Repair of cleft soft palate, hard palate and lip
Fistula: Repair of fistulas or holes that communicate from the oral cavity into the nasal or sinus
Dentigerous Cyst: Diagnosis, treatment and debridement of oral cysts
Impacted or Unerupted teeth: Localisation and removal of teeth from within the jaw, the palate or the nasal cavity that failed to erupt correctly
"Very professional and friendly staff. Our dog was looked after very well and the specialist explained everything clearly for his treatment. Thank you."
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