Cat Tooth Decay
While cavities are far less common in cats than in humans, dental health is extremely important for cats. Poor dental care can result in tooth decay, but can also cause gum disease and halitosis, and contribute to heart and kidney disease.
Symptoms of Tooth Decay
It is not always easy for you to recognize tooth decay in your cat so it is important that you practice good dental hygiene and bring your cat in to the vet for regular check-ups. Your cat may be suffering through severe dental problems without showing any symptoms. If your cat does show symptoms, they may include:
Treating Tooth Decay
- Areas of dull white enamel on the teeth
- Soft, dark spots on the teeth
- Bad breath
- Difficulty eating
- Difficulty closing mouth
- Excessive salivation
- Rubbing mouth with paw or against the ground
- Red gums
- Receding gums
Of course, the best treatment for tooth decay is prevention. You can save your pet the pain of cavities and periodontal infection, and the dangers of heart and kidney disease by taking proper care of his teeth. There are a number of products to help you keep your pet’s mouth healthy including:
Feeding your cat a nutritionally balanced dry food will also help keep his teeth clean and healthy.
If your cat already suffers from tooth decay, there are several treatments you may employ including:
Removal of loose, painful teeth Dental Cleaning, scaling of tartar and polishing of teeth Installation of replacement teeth Antibiotics to treat secondary infections, examples include Clindamycin Hydrochloride
and Amoxi Caps
Dental surgery such as root canal to save a diseased tooth.
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