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Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the most common disease in dogs and cats. 

Our Veterinarians and nurses can assess your dog or cats mouth for signs of periodontal disease. Dentistry involves giving your pet a general anaesthetic and scaling and polishing the teeth in the same way the dental hygienist or dentist do for people.  Next we perform a thorough dental exam. For teeth that cannot be saved, extractions will be necessary.

As with all of our patients, we place a strong emphasis on comprehensive pain management and anaesthetic safety.

dog getting a local anaesthetic nerve block prior to dentistry   

A local anaesthetic nerve block being given to one of our patients

Should your pet’s teeth require further investigation, we have a state of the art digital dental x-ray.

We believe in and recommend evidence based strategies to prevent or slow down the progression of periodontal disease . A list of products scientifically proven to slow down plaque and tartar formation in cats and dogs can be found here.

For more detailed information about dental disease click here.

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Local farmers, associated rural communities and Te Puke town people have supported Te Puke Vet Centre for over 50 years. During those years scores of receptionists, nurses and vets have lived and enjoyed the benefits of this great town and area. It is very important for Te Puke Vets that we are strongly integrated with the local community and as part of that we are proud to support many local schools, sports clubs, service organisations and community events.