Cats On Call Hospital
Maintain your cat’s dental health at Cats on Call Hospital. Our feline dentistry services include cleanings, exams, and treatment for dental conditions. Trust us for expert care and a healthy smile.
Cats on Call Hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional feline dentistry services, ensuring your cat’s dental health and overall well-being. Our experienced team of veterinarians specializes in feline dental care and understands the unique dental needs of cats. We offer a range of dental services, including professional cleanings, dental exams, and treatment for dental diseases or conditions. Using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, we prioritize your cat’s comfort and safety throughout the process.
In addition to our comprehensive feline dentistry services, Cats on Call Hospital is committed to educating pet owners about the importance of proactive dental care for their cats. We believe that prevention is critical in maintaining optimal dental health. Our knowledgeable staff provides guidance on at-home dental care practices, including brushing techniques, dental diets, and appropriate dental toys. We are passionate about empowering cat owners to become proactive partners in their feline’s dental well-being. Whether it’s addressing tartar buildup, treating gingivitis, or providing specialized dental procedures, our compassionate team is dedicated to improving your cat’s oral health and enhancing their overall quality of life. Trust Cats on Call Hospital for exceptional feline dentistry services prioritizing your cat’s well-being and ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Cat Dental Care: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer full dental care?
Yes! Oral pain is the most common type of pain we see in cats, and 80% of cats need dentistry by age 3. By taking care of your cat’s oral health, you prevent problems of the mouth from spreading to other parts of the body. For your convenience, we offer preventive care for kittens and adults, as well as dental surgery, including extractions and dental laser therapy for gums. We imply digital dental X-rays as well as special protective sealants. We do not offer root canals at this time, but we can refer patients to a board-certified dentist if further treatment is indicated.
Why does my cat need to be anesthetized for a dental cleaning?
Although cats get the same in-depth care of their teeth that humans get, the bacteria in a cat’s mouth tend to produce calculi rather than plaque. Calculi is a very hard substance that requires an ultrasonic scaler to remove it completely from the gums and teeth. The use of a scalar could be very frightening for a cat as well as potentially uncomfortable for an awake cat. It would be very easy to harm the gums if a cat were to move while the scaler was being used.
Although cats do develop a tooth problem that resembles cavities, they differ in their cause and behavior. These lesions are referred to as neck lesions or cervical line lesions. These tooth problems result in resorption of the tooth, which may result in a broken tooth or exposure of the pulp (nerve). This can be very painful, but it is not uncommon for these problems to go undetected because they are hidden under the gums and any associated calculi. If this were to be discovered during a routine cleaning, it would result in excruciating pain for the poor awake cat.