Understanding the Importance of Cat Dental Care

Proper dental care is essential for your cat’s overall health and well-being. Just like humans, cats can suffer from dental issues such as plaque buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay. Without regular dental care, these problems can lead to pain, infection, and even tooth loss.

Maintaining your cat’s dental health is not just about preventing bad breath; it’s about preventing serious health issues that can affect their quality of life. Dental problems can also impact other organs, such as the heart and kidneys, leading to systemic health issues.

Dental facility machines at Cat Hospital of Metairie

Symptoms of Dental Issues in Cats

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Pawing at the mouth

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to schedule a dental evaluation for your cat. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to pain, infection, and systemic health issues.

Services We Offer

  • Routine Dental Cleaning: Our cat dentistry services include routine dental cleanings that involve thorough scaling and polishing of your cat’s teeth. This helps remove plaque and tartar buildup, preventing dental issues such as periodontal disease.
  • Full Mouth X-Rays: To get a complete picture of your cat’s dental health, we perform full mouth X-rays. This allows us to examine areas under the gumline where dental problems may not be visible to the naked eye.
  • Tooth Extractions: In cases of resorptive lesions or advanced periodontal disease, tooth extractions may be necessary to relieve pain and prevent further complications. Our veterinarians are skilled in performing extractions when needed.
  • Full Mouth Extractions for Feline Stomatitis: Feline stomatitis is a painful condition that affects the gums and tissues in the mouth. In severe cases, full mouth extractions may be recommended to alleviate discomfort and improve your cat’s quality of life.

Benefits of Cat Dentistry Services at Cat Hospital of Metairie

  • Tailored Dental Procedures: Each dental procedure at Cat Hospital of Metairie is tailored to the individual patient. We understand that every cat is unique, and we take feline-specific anesthesia practices into consideration to ensure their safety and comfort.
  • Preventative Care: Regular dental cleanings and check-ups can prevent dental issues from developing or progressing. By addressing dental problems early, we can help maintain your cat’s oral health and prevent more serious conditions.
  • Pain Relief: Dental issues such as periodontal disease and tooth decay can be painful for cats. Our dental services aim to alleviate pain and improve your cat’s quality of life.
  • Improved Overall Health: Good dental health is linked to overall health in cats. By maintaining healthy teeth and gums, we can contribute to your cat’s overall well-being and longevity.