Cats seldom show obvious pain. It’s only after a dental procedure that we’ll hear, “She hasn’t been this active for a while,” and then owners realize how much discomfort the cat experienced prior to dental treatment. Bad breath, tartar on the teeth and red gums (gingivitis) indicate dental disease. Home care will help, but a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) is needed for most cats.
We understand concerns regarding anesthesia. We conduct a pre-anesthetic exam and lab work, followed up with continual monitoring during and after dental cleaning/treatment that help make the procedure as safe as possible. Cats are awake within minutes of completing the dental procedure and will be ready to go home soon after.