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Dental Care Services for Cats

Cat Dental Care

Dental care in cats involves both oral hygiene involving brushing the teeth as well as dental care diets which help prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar. Once plaque and tartar have formed, it must be removed under anesthesia and then the teeth are polished to prevent adherence of more plaque. After that, it is important to continue oral care and dental diets, otherwise, plaque and tartar will quickly reform. The possible sequelae of plaque and tartar are gum disease and potentially feline cavities called FORL.

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?


Dental cleaning involves general anesthesia, the scaling and polishing of the teeth; exploration of any pockets in the gums and x-rays to ensure that there are no cavities or infected roots or teeth that have lost enough gum support that they should be removed. If teeth need to be removed, then the extraction sites are sutured. Pain medications are provided for several days along with a soft diet if there need to be extractions.

What are signs of dental problems in cats?


Dental problems can present as bad breath, trouble eating, eating on one side or complete appetite loss.

Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?


Purebred cats seem to be susceptible to dental disease than others and especially at a younger age.

What is feline tooth resorption?


Feline tooth resorption is the process whereby the enamel can dissolve due to the accumulation of plaque and tartar and particular bacteria on the cat’s tooth. They are very painful lesions as the loss of enamel exposes the pulp cavity of the tooth which is very painful.

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We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients. We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital