There is enough evidence in human medicine to show that the mouth impacts the whole body. However, no matter how much we lecture them, our cats will not brush their teeth so maintaining their dental health becomes our responsibility. Recognizing that a happy mouth equals a happy cat, we are pleased to offer full dentistry service to our patients. Our services include full dental exams during routine check-ups, promoting the latest in home dental care, and full dental services when home care is simply not enough.
Because your cat is not taught to bite the dentist, dental cleanings and other dental work are done under a light anesthetic. We employ up-to-date protocols and equipment to make anesthesia as safe as possible for cats of all ages (from 2 months to 20 years). Our veterinarians are trained in all aspects of routine dental care and, as such, we are able to provide our patients with digital dental x-rays, tooth extraction, and treatment of periodontal disease.
When we have a toothache, we may not stop eating but the pain will show up in how we feel and what we are able to accomplish. A cat’s mouth is just as important to their overall health however cats are far more stoic than people and can often mask the chronic pain of periodontal disease for years. Many owners describe their cat’s behavior after having significant dental work done as being more kitten like, more mischievous, more content, and more social.