Two mouth diseases in cats that commonly come together are:
Bacteria build-up on the teeth can enter your pet’s bloodstream and infect other organs. If left untreated, it will lead to tooth loss.
Gingivostomatitis is treatable and preventable. Regular dental care, at home and by your veterinarian, is necessary for your pet to have good dental health.
There is no successful medical treatment for Stomatitis. The inflammation can be hidden with antibiotics, vitamins, probiotics etc., however, none are truly effective in the long term. Most often the pain relief is short-lived while on these medicines and discomfort quickly returns.
There are no proven causes, but some theories include:
Obvious signs that your cat has developed gingivitis and stomatitis are:
In order to properly diagnose your cat with gingivitis and stomatitis, your veterinarian may perform the following:
Most veterinarians will recommend the following treatments for cats with gingivostomatitis:
You will not be able to remove the plaque and tartar yourself, because:
The prognosis depends on the underlying cause. In simple cases, the prognosis is excellent with professional dental cleaning and home care.
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