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4 Dental Cases That Tells Cat Needs A Dentist


Like humans, $cat do experience teeth problem at some point. Most cats experience dental problems at some point. Here's how to help. During their life, the cat can have 2 sets of teeth. The deciduous teeth a.k.a. the milk teeth consist of 26 cat's teeth and they will grow when the kitten is 4 weeks old and completely full growth in 6 weeks’ time. This will fall out and replaced by the 30 adult teeth when the cat reaches 6months old and these teeth are the permanent teeth crafted by nature to ripe pieces of meat and for self-defense. The adult teeth can, however, lose eventually if there is an injury or disease infected to the cat and if the $cat is experiencing a dental problem, the only treatment is by extraction of the affected tooth. The pure breed of Maine Coons, Persian, Somalis and Abyssinians cat have the higher risk of getting a dental problem. According to many studies, the dental problem of the cat was due to the diet and feeds because technically, the $cat's teeth are designed to be strong and clean to chew their prey.


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Dental Problem Of The $Cat

Majority of the feline dental problem that can only be solved by extractions are the following:

1. Periodontal Disease

This is the common and usual dental problem of about 90 percent cat at the 6 years and below. The dental problem consists of the hard layer of plaque build up at the tooth's surface which causes bacterial poisoning and enzymes intake that results in inflammation of gums. If this not being treated, early and get advantaged stage then extraction is the only reasonable choice left.

2. FORL or the Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions

This is another commonly dental problem of $cat that characterized by a plaque building on the bone tissue below the enamel of the adult teeth and was caused by lesions. Due to the inadequate immune system that could combat the damage, the tissues were unable to rebuild itself causing damage to the root and the entire teeth.

3. Gingivitis and Stomatitis Syndrome or FGS

This is not a typical feline dental disease and only about 1 out of 100 cats were infected with it. The cats that will most likely to get this dental disease are those who have feline leukemia virus or FeLV, feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV or other nutritional and hormonal conditions that could trigger and cause the FGS problem.

4. Fractured Teeth

A fractured tooth is painful and when left untreated can be a source of future inflection. This was usually caused by chewing tough food and extraction is the only way to relieve the pain from the broken tooth and though cats are descended in the wild, it is not right that for them to have shown vulnerability when it comes to defending themselves as they can become a prey. One way to prevent that is to assure they are not suffering from any dental problem since their teeth are their tool for defense. If you notice that the gums of your cat are swollen and red or maybe the cat had bad breath or refuse to eat hard food then you can tell that they are suffering from the dental problem.

If you have suspected that your $cat can be suffering from any of these, bringing them to the vet or dentist which examines the teeth through general anesthesia process or x-ray helps determine the causes and perform the most appropriate treatment such as extraction that usually takes not less than 45 minutes. If it is a worse case, the vet will have to conduct a surgical removal of the tooth that could cost around 25 to 100 dollars excluding the anesthesia and other laboratory tests.

So, to prevent this from happening, here are few things you can do that can help your cat's teeth.

1. Brush your pet's teeth at least once a day using the toothpaste. Most cat owners do not brush their teeth but that is the necessary and preventive measure to avoid the feline dental problem.

2. Get the suggestion and recommendation from the vet for the food that can reduce tartar and plaque buildup.

3. Have your cat visit the vet for professional cleaning and teeth examination and this is done under anesthesia process.


Do you brush the teeth of your $cat? If not, then this article might make you take it into consideration.

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