Dental Teams Mission Statement
We are committed to:
- Providing a high level of dental care for your pet.
- The overall health, wellbeing and comfort of your pet.
- Keeping you informed and making decisions together.
FAQ's about dentistry at Manly Road 24hr Veterinary Hospital
1. Does my pet need a general anaesthetic for a dental? Yes. We do not recommend anaesthetic free dentals as the welfare of the animal can be compromised and put Team Members at risk. A comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of the mouth can only be done while the pet is under a general anaesthetic.
2. Aren’t dentals painful? What if my pet experience pain? Let’s face it, not many of us like going to the dentist. Which is why we do everything we can to ensure that our patients are as pain free as possible. As each pet is different, we tailor our pain management plans to suit the needs of our individual patients.
3. My pet suffers from anxiety and is very anxious while at the vet. At Manly Road Vet we are constantly thinking about how we can make our patients more comfortable. A visit to the vets can be stressful, not just for the pet but also for you. We can provide information and sometimes medication for pets that need a little extra help when it comes to vet visits. Please talk with one of our vets if you would like more information.
4. My pet is young/old do they really need a dental? Dental disease knows no age. Young or old or in between, your pet’s mouth is the source of all deliciousness in life. So, it is important to keep their mouth healthy, pain free and smelling fresh for all those puppy and kitten kisses.
5. I worry about the unexpected cost of a dental? The dental team is committed to keeping you informed during the whole process. We offer external finance options such as VetPay and Zip Money. Please call our clinic on 3396 9733 to talk to our staff about your options.
6. How often will my pet need a dental? Some pets will need a dental every six months, annually or biannually, your vet will inform of the best schedule for your pet. During these times we recommend home care. Home care does not substitute a dental but assist in keep your pets mouth healthy in between dentals.
7. What kind of home care is best for my pet? Just like us, our pet’s teeth should be brushed daily with a specially designed pet tooth bush and paste. However, we understand that life happens, so we also recommend products that have been approved by the Veterinarian Oral Health Council. Please see their website for more details and other products.