We receive many inquiries regarding dental cleanings. It is not an unusual practice in the veterinary profession to anesthetize a cat to clean their teeth. We find this treatment rather extreme as our goal is to avoid anesthesia, especially when there are other options for maintaining your cat's oral health that is not as evasive or expensive.
At New England Cat Care, we utilize antibiotics therapy and Bartonella evaluations to diagnose and manage your cat's dental needs efficiently. Surgery should only be considered in the event of a severe autoimmune disorder known as Stomatitis, if your has developed a "cavity" (referred to as FORL), or if your cat has broken a tooth.
Common techniques we use to maintain your cat's dental health:
In-office calculus removal
Antibiotics for gingivitis