Dental Care

From exams and cleanings to dental extractions, our team does it all!

Take Care of Your Pet’s Pearly Whites

Dental care isn’t just for people. In fact, it’s just as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. Without regular cleanings and examinations, most pets suffer from some form of periodontal disease by the time they are three years old. And when left untreated, even minor dental diseases can lead to infections and other serious health complications. Here at The Cat Clinic, we provide comprehensive pet dental care in Columbia areas, and are here to keep your furry friend’s teeth and gums in good condition. From cleanings and exams to extractions, we do it all!

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The Importance of Dental Care

Dental disease is a common problem among cats. In fact, an estimated 85% of cats who are three years old or older suffer from some degree of periodontal disease. It tends to be more common in older cats, and when left untreated, it can cause serious complications. While the problem may start as tooth discoloration and a case of bad breath, it can quickly escalate and cause pain, difficulty eating, and even systemic infections. Poor dental health can even lead to kidney, heart, or liver disease and contribute to premature death.

Cat Dental Care in Columbia

When your feline friend visits us for cat dental care in Columbia, we will perform a comprehensive examination and cleaning while they are under general anesthesia. This ensures their safety while allowing our team to do a thorough job. Our dental examination also includes dental radiographs to best assess their overall tooth and gum health beyond the surface. If any teeth need to be extracted, we will do so using a high-speed dental drill that causes minimal trauma. Cats generally recover well from dental extractions, and most can eat the same day.

We will be by your cat’s side every step of the way, and a member of our team will monitor them closely to ensure their comfort and safety. To learn more about cat dental care or to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us today.

Call us (803) 676-3554

Vet area of The Cat Clinic