Why should I bring my pet to Willows for dentistry oral and maxillofacial surgery?
Willows is proud to offer the only referral dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery service in the Midlands.
Located within our state-of-the-art dental suite, with access to leading-edge diagnostic procedures and advanced diagnostic imaging, Willows’ dentistry service ensures the best possible dental and oral care for both feline and canine patients alike.
Willows provides a comprehensive service to treat all conditions affecting teeth and the oral cavity as well as maxillofacial trauma. With access to our team of world-leading Emergency and Critical Care Specialists and a dedicated Intensive Care Unit, Willows can effectively support patients with long-term and complicated care requirements.
What is Referral Dentistry?
Referral dentistry encompasses all aspects of veterinary dentistry including more advanced treatment options and services that may not be available in general practice. This includes orthodontics, endodontics, tumour removal and jaw fracture repair.
What treatments are available?
Willows Dentistry and Oral Surgery service offer diagnosis, treatment, and care for a wide range of conditions including:
- Fractured and discoloured teeth
- Tooth luxation or avulsion
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth resorption
- Enamel defects
- Complicated extractions
- Oronasal fistula repair
- Feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS)
- Canine chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CCUS)
- Feline odontoclastic resorptive disease
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS)
- Oral medicine
- Oncology (working alongside our Specialist-led Oncology team)
- Odontogenic cysts
As part of our commitment to our Primary Care colleagues our Dentistry team are happy to provide case advice by phone or email.
What can I expect if my pet is referred for a dental procedure?
When your pet is referred, you will meet one of our friendly team members who will guide you through the treatment options as well as the treatment process. Most dentistry procedures do not require overnight hospitalisation therefore your pet should be ready to go home the same day.
All of our treatments will require your pet to undergo general anaesthesia. Your pet will have a professional dental cleaning followed by a detailed oral assessment which includes dental radiography and photography. Following this assessment, we will update you on the findings whilst your pet is anaesthetised, and treatment plans will be discussed. We aim to keep you updated throughout the procedure and our team are happy to answer any questions as they arise. We aim to perform any treatment on the same day.
We will send a referral letter to your Primary Vet detailing the oral findings and treatment following your pet’s visit to us. Following treatment, your pet will require a follow-up examination which can either be performed at Willows or if you prefer, at your local veterinary hospital. Our team will liaise with you and your Primary Care Vet regarding any further follow-up and ongoing treatment if required.
Meet The Team
James qualified from the University of Liverpool in July 2017. After spending a year working as a general practice clinician in Warwickshire, he joined Eastcott Veterinary Referrals as a rotating intern in August 2018.
In October 2020, James advanced to become a resident in veterinary dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery at Eastcott. James completed his residency in October 2023 before moving to Willow Referrals in January 2024 to head a new dentistry, oral and maxillofacial service.
He is interested in all areas of veterinary dentistry especially endodontics and maxillofacial surgery.
James is a keen walker and in his spare time hopes to complete all of the national trails. He has a Labrador (Dylan) and a Pug (Morka).