Dental health is as important to cats as it is to humans. Poor gum health and tooth decay can impact a cat’s overall health. Swollen gums can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, inability to eat, and can be a sign of kidney disease or feline immunodeficiency virus.
Aristokatz is equipped with a state-of-the art digital dental x-ray machine which we use on every dental patient and which gives us the ability to view the entirety of the teeth including the roots. It is a crucial piece of equipment when performing any oral surgery in the feline mouth.
Our dental services include:
- Full mouth digital x-rays (2)
- Clean teeth
- Extract loose, diseased teeth (if needed)
- Oral surgery for resorptive lesions (if needed)
- Preemptive and post-operative medications for pain and infection
Cat owners are often not able to see or notice dental disease unless there’s obvious rotting. Some signs your cat may be developing dental problems are:
- Your cat won’t eat or has difficulty chewing food (especially dry)
- Your cat tilts their head to one side while eating
- Bad breath – strong odor
- Bleeding or a dark red line along the gums
- Gum inflammation
- Ulcers on the gums
- Excessive drooling or pawing at the mouth area