Cat Dental Care
Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed health concern in our pets. At Companion Animal Hospital, we are equipped to offer you and your pet a wide range of dental care services.
What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?
Let’s begin with an awake oral exam. It will allow the vet to provide more information to our technicians, who will put together a detailed estimate for you. Once under anesthetic, we perform full mouth radiographs to ensure that your cat’s roots are in good condition. Next, each tooth is graded based on tartar, pocket and gingival health. Based on this assessment, the vet will determine which teeth can stay and which teeth need to go!
Trained veterinarians do extractions after local blocks are done. After extractions are completed, it’s time to clean! Our surgery team will scale and polish every remaining tooth. Rinse with an oral antiseptic. Upon recovery, we trim nails, give post-op pain management and move them into a warm, dry kennel.
What are the signs of dental problems in cats?
Bad breath, pawing at the face, teeth chattering, and disinterest in eating can all be signs of oral discomfort.
Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?
Brachycephalic breeds, such a Persians and Himalayans, are more susceptible to dental disease due to the construction of their face.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Tooth resorption is the erosion of dentin. This condition is irreversible, and the treatment is extraction of the tooth.