Our Dentistry service provides care to patients with conditions relating to the teeth (also known as oro-dental). Examples include:
- Traumatically damaged teeth
- Developmental dental abnormalities
- Tooth resorption
- Periodontal disease
- Challenging extractions
- Root canal treatments
- Jaw fractures
- Feline orofacial pain syndrome
- Gingival hyperplasia
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Jaw-bone osteopathies
- Oral mass lesions
- Restorative work
- Crown placements
- …and more!
These conditions are diagnosed and treated using a range of sophisticated equipment including dental radiography, CT scanning and endodontic and orthodontic instruments. Treatment is performed in our specially designed Dental + Oral Surgery suite.
The Dentistry service at The Ralph is provided by Simone Kirby. It operates 5 days-a-week during most weeks of the year. It is supported Out-of-Hours by our referral and primary care Emergency and Critical Care teams.
Our Dentistry service is available for consultations for urgent and less urgent clinical cases. We are very happy to discuss cases, and specific problems, with referring vets.
One challenge in dentistry is the fact that many of the common diseases are hidden beneath the gum line. With this in mind, as with human dentistry, prevention is equally important. Our team is always happy to advise about oral homecare.