The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that, by the age of three, 70% of cats show signs of oral disease. This is an often-surprising statistic for cat owners to hear. While regular oral health routines and supplements are encouraged and sold for canines, it is an unfortunate truth that oral health in cats is not as widely talked about.
Maintaining good oral health is very important for your cat. Not only does a healthy mouth allow for painless eating, it also wards off various oral diseases. If left untreated for long enough, certain oral conditions can become life-threatening.
At our clinic, feline oral health is prioritized, and every annual wellness exam involves a thorough oral examination. If it has been deemed that your cat is in need of additional care, we will recommend a dental cleaning and oral examination. Every dental cleaning includes full mouth intra-oral digital radiographs. If indicated surgical tooth extractions and various minor oral surgeries can all be completed at the clinic during your cats procedure. Dental cleanings and procedures are performed under general anesthesia following guidelines from the American Veterinary Dental Collage, which condones anesthesia free dental cleanings. We take the upmost care to ensure safe anesthesia for your cat during his or her dental procedure.