Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Cat Dental Care

Your veterinarian is also a trained dentist who can diagnose and treat a range of oral health issues. The condition of your pet’s teeth and gums is directly related to the health of the rest of the body.

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?

During the dentistry, each tooth and its supporting structure is individually examined. Any plaque or tartar is removed above and below the gum line, and gingival pockets are cleaned and flushed. The teeth are then polished, and fluoride is applied. For most pets, it is a challenge to stay still while the delicate process of examination and cleaning is carried out. Anesthesia is the best way to ensure a calm and successful dental procedure. The inhalant anesthesia offered is the same used in human medicine and is very safe.

What are signs of dental problems in cats?


Dental issues in cats include gingivitis (red gums), plaque accumulation, and resorptive lesions (similar to human cavities). More prevalent in cats than dogs, these lesions can become very painful.

What is feline tooth resorption?


Resorptive lesions are a common problem in cats. The tooth resorbs starting as a hole in the enamel like a cavity. It can be quite painful.

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Last updated: August 4, 2020

Dear Clients,

Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Centretown Veterinary Hospital