Cat Dental Care
The dental and oral health of your pet is a top priority. Broken teeth, severe irritation and redness of the gums or even resorptive lesions (cavities) are a common health concern amongst pet owners. At our clinics, we provide a wide variety of services and tools to take proper care of your pet’s oral health.
What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?
Dental cleaning is a procedure that is performed under general anesthetic. Using a dental probe, our medical staff will check for the presence of gingival pockets or fractured/sensitive teeth. Using an ultrasonic scaler, all tartar and visible plaque are removed. Then, using a high-speed polisher, the surfaces are smoothed to delay plaque build-up.
What are the signs of dental problems in cats?
Common signs of dental disease in cats may include, but are not limited to, increased hiding, difficulty eating, aggression towards people and other animals, drooling or odour from the oral cavity. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to contact us to book a dental exam with our veterinarians.
Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?
All cats are susceptible to dental disease, but there are a few breeds that are genetically more prone to developing dental disease. Some of these breeds may include Ragdolls, Persians, Siamese and Scottish Folds.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Feline tooth resorption is a disease of the tooth. The exact cause is still unknown. Dental disease in cats can be a factor. Feline tooth resorption is similar to cavities; however, the decay starts from the inside of the tooth. The molars of the lower jaw are most frequently affected. Eventually, the sensitive inner pulp of the tooth is exposed. The only treatment for resorbed teeth is surgical extraction.