Perceptiveness For Kitty's Teeth And Oral Health

Cats may groom themselves by cleaning their coat but they can easily get teeth problems. Kitty’s teeth diseases can sometimes lead to severe health problems. You need to check and treat the tooth promptly. If you are owner of the cat, you need to take your kitty for the checkup if she is experiencing toothache or discomfort while ingesting food and water.

As your feline finish the two years of her age she starts suffering from varying periodontal diseases. Most of the cats may continue eating the food even they have advanced stage of periodontal disease. When the teeth reach the advanced forms of periodontal disease the cat may start loosing her teeth. Here the cat tooth extraction becomes necessary, if the tooth infection is likely to pass the lungs or to the other major organs through the blood. Let’s go through the symptoms as follows:

Symptoms Of Periodontal Disease in Cats:

  • Bad breath
  • Red and inflamed gums
  • Exposed roots of the teeth
  • Cat paws at the mouth frequently
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty chewing their meals
  • Looses teeth


Set an appointment with the vet to have your pet’s teeth checked out. If he is has got pain, you don’t treat him with any of the painkiller, talk to the vet first. If your feline is refusing to eat the dry food completely, try giving her wet food until you get her checked up from the vet. Periodontal disease, gingivitis and resorption lesions are really common in cats, especially those who don’t get their regular tooth cleanings. If you see red or bleeding gums signal gingivitis, which usually precedes periodontal disease. This problem can affect all the teeth at once and from this your kitty may cause lots of discomfort.

Types of Periodontal Disease:

  • Early gingivitis
  • Advanced gingivitis
  • Early periodontitis
  • Established periodontitis

Reasons For Cat’s Tooth Extractions

  • If the feline has got advanced periodontal disease can cause mobile teeth, pulp infection and bone loss in pets. In this if the teeth are severely affected need to be extracted before the damage is permanent.
  • If the kitty’s has got imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed (malocclusion) they need to be extracted because they may cause overcrowding and sometimes teeth grinding. In most cases baby teeth are extracted to prevent future overcrowding. This type of extraction is known as interception orthodontics.
  • The teeth which are tending to fall off or baby teeth that exist need to be extracted.
  • If the cat has jaw fracture or root abscess, they must be treated with tooth extraction or root canal therapy.

As a pet owner you should take care of the your furry pal by brushing her teeth and by following with routine dental hygiene practice. Use the toothpaste made for cats. Make sure you take your feline for check up. This will also help you to detect periodontal diseases at an early stage.