Dental Care For Cats
Westchester Veterinary Center provides professional dental treatments for your family cat. Our hospital uses advanced technology to prevent and treat dental disease, which can have a negative impact on your cat’s health if left untreated.
Preventing Feline Dental Disease
The prevention of the most common feline dental diseases is vital for your cat’s oral health. Gingivitis is a common dental issue in cats, and causes inflammation of the gums. The inflammation may be localized to one tooth or become widespread, affecting the entire mouth. Stomatitis is another disease that causes inflammation of the mouth, causing symptoms such as bad breath and swelling that can make eating and swallowing painful and difficult. If left untreated, these diseases can cause more serious oral and general health issues for your cat.
Our Professional Dental Services For Cats
At Westchester Veterinary Hospital, our professional dental cleanings for cats include:
- A complete dental exam with x-rays
- Ultrasonic scaling
- Root planing
Your cat will be placed under anesthesia during the dental exam and cleaning using all of the safe monitoring techniques for dental procedures that we use in all of our surgeries. Before the dental procedure, we will conduct blood tests to make sure that your cat is healthy enough to receive anesthesia and to determine the amount required for the dental procedure.
To ensure their safety, your cat’s vital signs are tracked by a dedicated technician using a state of the art digital monitoring device throughout the entire procedure. After the procedure, a trained technician will closely monitor your pet to ensure a smooth recovery.
Preventing Felinal Dental Diseases
Home Dental Care
Brushing your cat’s teeth on a daily basis will greatly reduce the plaque buildup on their teeth. Plaque is the accumulation of bacteria that can lead to an inflammatory disease called periodontitis. Eventually, periodontitis affects the structure that supports the teeth and will cause oral pain and chronic infections. When left untreated, it will loosen and destroy the tooth and can lead to bone loss.
Brushing your cat’s teeth at home is a highly effective way to remove plaque from their teeth. During your cat’s next wellness or dental exam, our staff can help you learn how to properly care for your cat’s teeth at home. If you have any questions on how to brush your pet’s teeth, you can also call our office at (310) 645-4444.