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Cat Dental Care

At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital we believe a healthy mouth means a healthy cat! We are passionate about educating you on dental disease and understanding the severity of tartar build up. An infection in your cat’s mouth is painful and must be treated immediately because infections can harm their immune system and organs such as the heart. Bad breath, red and bleeding gums, and swelling to the face are just a few signs of dental disease. At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital we provide a full range of dental care services to help your cat live a long, healthy, pain-free life. Please contact us for information on caring for your cat’s mouth.

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?

At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital we offer a wide range of dental services to care for your cat’s teeth. A dental cleaning including polishing and scaling is performed under anesthetic which ensures all teeth are carefully examined to check for pockets that can cause future problems. Your cat is placed on iv fluids to maintain their blood pressure while under anesthetic and keeps them hydrated from fasting, they are monitored by a Registered Veterinary Technologist from the beginning of the surgery until they go home, if teeth are extracted they are given pain medication while in clinic and to go home to keep them comfortable while they are recovering. We are equipped with digital dental xrays which look at the roots of your cat’s teeth and help us identify abscessing roots, infected bone and even baby teeth that have not erupted yet. If any teeth are damaged, infected or fractured we extract them! Capping, pulpectomy, and root canals are all options available and we would choose the best treatment for your cat. Contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital to inquire about a dental examination for your cat.

What are signs of dental problems in cats?

Cats are very good at hiding signs of pain when it comes to dental disease. Most commonly, cats will start to eat slower, drop their food while eating, or only chew on one side of their mouth. Bad breath (halitosis) is often noticed first and is caused by an infection within the mouth. If you notice any of these signs please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

Are some breeds more susceptible than others?

Breed can be a factor in dental disease- with Siamese, Abyssinians, and Persians being more susceptible. However, dental disease does not discriminate, 80% of the cat population has dental disease. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital if you have any questions regarding dental disease.

What is feline tooth resorption?

Feline Tooth Resorption is a FORL (Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesion) which is a cavity that occurs on the top (crown) of the tooth. There is no known cause for FORL’s and cats of any age or breed can be affected. This is a very painful condition and cats that have FORL’s will “chatter” their jaw even while under anesthetic as a pain response. If you have any questions about FORL’s please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

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Updated July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS