Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. The most common problems include gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums caused by the accumulation of plaque, which can develop into periodontal disease and tooth resorption which affects more than half of all cats over the age of three.
If your cats dental disease progress into stomatitis which is one of the most painful diseases as it causes inflammation and ulcers that can involve the tongue, lips, gums and back of the throat.
If you see that your cat has evidence of tartar accumulation, gingivitis, ulcers or inflammation or is exhibiting any signs of mouth pain or discomfort, you should take them to your veterinarian for an examination. You will be advised of the most appropriate course of treatment, which may involve having your cat's teeth examined, professionally cleaned, full mouth radiographs all under general anesthesia. Whole food nutrition which supports your cats oral care are listed below.