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Chicago Cat Clinic

Dental Services

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health.

Veterinary Services

Dental Services

Support Your Cat’s Overall Health

With Regular Dental Care

At Chicago Cat Clinic, we offer a variety of dental services to keep your cat’s teeth and gums healthy. We understand that good oral health is essential for your cat’s overall well-being, and our goal is to provide the best possible care. Our dental services include teeth cleaning, gum disease treatment, and tooth extractions. We also offer a variety of preventative care options.

Your cat will feel perfectly at home in our small, serene, cat-only clinic with our caring, compassionate team. Our team of committed professionals is pleased to provide your feline friends with high-quality, progressive treatment. We encourage you to call us today to learn more about our Dental Services or to schedule an appointment. Thank you for entrusting us with your cat’s care.

Caring for Your Cat’s Teeth

Important Factors to Consider:

Essential For Overall Health

The most frequent problem we encounter in felines who come to our clinic is dental problems. Cats typically get holes in their teeth without regular dental treatment, which can later cause major problems.

Cats Won’t Show Signs

Cats are renowned for their skill at masking pain. Your cat’s pain will progressively get worse, just like the harm done by hardening plaque. Without your knowledge, your cat will “learn to live with it” and endure their suffering in silence.

Damage Happens Over Time

Your cat’s mouth constantly accumulates plaque, leading to gum irritation over time. The plaque will turn into tartar if not removed, which will worsen the condition of the bones and ligaments that support them.

Advancing Health Care

At Chicago Cat Clinic, we support both proactive and progressive health care. We are pleased to offer advice on at-home care for your cat and advise on annual dental examinations and cleanings.

What To Expect

When Your Feline Needs Dental Surgery

Before a surgical appointment, your feline undergoes a complete physical examination and routine blood work for precautionary measures. When the test results come back, we will schedule an appointment.

Before surgery, your feline will be given pre-anesthesia medication and put under general anesthesia to avoid pain or discomfort. While under anesthesia, a tube is placed into the feline’s trachea to protect its airway. IV fluids are administered for cardiovascular support, and one nurse is dedicated to monitoring your feline’s vitals the entire time.

The veterinarian will perform a thorough examination and a technician will ultrasonically scale the feline’s teeth. The next step is to take digital dental radiographs to see if any unhealthy teeth require extraction. The final teeth will receive a polish and sealant. If surgical extraction is needed, we will administer systemic pain medication and local nerve blocks. To aid in a quick recovery and to keep your friend comfortable, your cat will receive a long-acting antibiotic injection and will be sent home with pain medication.

FAQ’s

We Are Often Asked:

Why Should I Bring My Cat In For Dental Care?

Plaque accumulates in your feline’s mouth daily, inflaming the gums and hardening into tartar. This can eventually destroy bones and ligaments that support the teeth and can ultimately lead to gum recession, abscess formation, and tooth loss.

When Should I Bring My Cat In For Dental Care?

Regular dental care is beneficial for male and female cats of all ages and health conditions. We are always here to help in emergency situations but it is best to bring in your feline for annual dental exams and cleanings.

How Can I Help Prevent Dental Disease From Home?
We can educate you on how best to care for your cat’s teeth at home. We have a variety of products available, from dental wipes to dental diets that can help to reduce tarter and plaque build up. Our dedicated staff is happy to guide you through ways to help keep your cat’s oral health in top shape from home.