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Dental Disease Grades in Pets

Dental Disease Grading

A grading system of dental disease allows vets the opportunity to treat and monitor a pet's dental health. According to the severity of the problem, age, weight and species, we can quickly come up with an estimate on anticipated treatment costs.

Grade 1
Plaque/tartar on the rear teeth only
No pockets
Mild gum inflammation (gingivitis)
No bone loss or destruction
Anaesthetic
Scale and polish
IV fluids
Pre-anaesthetic bloods
Grade 2
Plaque/tartar on most of the teeth
Up to 25% loss of tooth bone attachment
Gingivitis
Anaesthetic
Scale and polish
IV fluids
Pre-anaesthetic bloods
Antibiotics
Grade 3
Plaque/tartar extend down into the gums
25-50% loss of tooth bone attachment
Extensive loss of bone
Some gum recession and loose teeth
Anaesthetic
Scale and polish
Possible extractions
IV fluids
Pre-anaesthetic bloods
​Antibiotics
Pain relief
Grade 4
Extensive tartar and calculus
Severe inflammation
Over 50% loss of tooth bone attachment
Severe bone and gum loss
Loose teeth
Anaesthetic
Scale and polish
Possible extractions
IV fluids
Pre-anaesthetic bloods
​Antibiotics
Pain relief





















 

 

 

 

 

 

It's vital to the health of pets (and humans) that the teeth and gums are in top shape. This is so important that we are offering the following...

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See also...
Introduction to dental disease
Dental homecare for pets

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