Cat Dental Care Services and Tips from Our Veterinary Clinic
Dental disease is all-too common overlooked and under-treated in cats, which is where Sykesville Veterinary Clinic comes in. We believe in the importance of caring for your cat’s teeth, gums and mouth, which is why we offer cat dental care services and tips for you to follow when at home with your cat.
In addition to following the below cat dental care tips, it is important for you to be aware of some of the signs that may indicate your cat is in need of dental assistance. During your cat’s annual physical examination, our Sykesville team will perform a thorough inspection of your cat’s mouth.
Some of the most common oral problems we find during the examination include tartar, red gums, fractured teeth, cavities and even orthodontic abnormalities.
Common Conditions that Require Immediate Cat Dental Care
The dental conditions that are most common to cats include the following:
- Juvenile gingivitis – the inflammation of the gums
- Mouth ulcers – ulcer’s found on your cat’s tongue and gums
- Fractured teeth
- Salicary cyst – when the salivary glands or ducts that carry saliva into the mouth become blocked
- Periodontitis – when gingivitis invades the tooth socket
- Rodent ulcer – this is a slowly enlarging sore or swelling on the upper lip
If your cat is suffering from any of the symptoms above associated with the respective disease, be sure to contact your Sykesville vet as soon as possible.
Cat Dental Care Tips You Can Begin to Use at Home
At-home tooth brushings are an important part of ensuring the overall health and wellness of your cat. Brushings should be performed in conjunction with checking his or her breath, examining the gums and teeth and having a good understanding of what signs may indicate a more serious problem.
Since your cat cannot tell you when he has a dental or oral disease, it is important to perform regular oral examinations at home and bring him or her into our clinic for routine cleanings and checkups.
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