"A commitment to modern, safe cat dentistry"
We at Meadows Cat Hospital are committed to offering all of your cats the most up-to-date standards in feline dental care. We now offer cutting-edge digital dental radiographs (X-rays) that allow us to get a high-resolution view of the below-gum tooth problems that may be bothering your feline. These below-the-gum issues can lead to infection, extreme pain, bone degeneration and the risk of jaw damage during tooth extraction. Dental radiographs are quickly becoming the standard for all veterinary medicine and even if you don't get your dental here, ALWAYs ask your veterinarian what they they are doing to ensure that your feline friend's jaws are safe before, during and after a dental! You can also rest assured that by catching feline dental problems earlier than ever before, we can prevent pain, suffering and even potentially prolong the life of your kitty! (Proper dental cleanings and feline dental health have been linked to longevity of cats and dental disease may contribute to the progression of kidney disease, heart disease and liver disease.)
With our rapid digital dental x-rays, we have also invested in state-of-the-art cat dental processing (cleaning and extraction) units that allow rapid cleaning and extraction. This allows minimal anesthesia time minimizing the risk and impact to your feline's systems. This along with the fact that we employ the safest "human-grade" anesthetics (with pre-anesthetic sedatives that allow us to minimize both the duration and amount of anesthetic gas used) and advanced surgical monitoring equipment (done by only licensed technicians) means we constantly strive to minimize the risks of anesthetic dental procedures.
Unlike other clinics, we do not do non-anesthetic dentals that employ mild sedatives and always offer safe and effective pain medications (pre and post-dental) to help in pain management. With our modern dental standards and pain management, many of our cats will return to normal (if not better) eating and drinking habits within hours.
While we cannot understate the importance of dental health, if you have noticed changes to the eating patterns, behavior, personality, breath or "smile" of your cat, don't hesitate to call! Preventative dentals, especially, as part of an annual or biannual dental schedule, can save money, decrease overall feline dental pain/discomfort and potentially add years to your furry-friend's life.