Feline Dental Care & Disease

Little Critters Veterinary Hospital

1525 N Gilbert Road Suite #C-101
Gilbert, AZ 85234




Explore the world of feline dental care at Little Critters Veterinary Hospital, where we recognize the critical importance of oral health for cats. Our dedicated page on feline dental care delves into the often overlooked yet crucial aspect of your cat's overall well-being. Situated in Gilbert, Arizona, our hospital emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental diseases in cats. We understand that dental issues can be a hidden source of pain and discomfort for your feline friends. This page serves as a comprehensive resource, offering insights into common dental conditions, their impact, and the importance of regular dental check-ups. From periodontal disease to oral resorptive lesions, we cover a range of topics to educate and guide you in ensuring the best oral health for your cat. Join us in exploring the nuances of feline dental care and learn how we can work together to keep your cat's smile healthy and pain-free.



Dental disease can also be a problem in all age cats and many will require yearly dental cleaning.

Because it is difficult to look in a cats mouth, let alone brush teeth, dental disease is often hidden in cats and found only at regular veterinary exams. I cannot stress how important these exams are for catching and/or preventing disease early. 

The most common condition if periodontal disease of varying degres and involves inflammation at the gum line (red gums) and pregressive loss the the tooths periodontal ligament. 

All types of dental disease occur in cats, but a common one at any age is called cervical line lesions or focal oral resorptive lesions. These are little craters formed in the teeth, often at the gum line, that result in inflammation and pain. Teeth with CLLs should be extracted. We’ll often also see tooth loss and abscess formation with pronounced dental disease.

And finally, some cats develop a condition of severe inflammation (Gingivitis/Stomatitis) involving their gums and oral cavity and these pets must be medicated and treated aggressively to control their discomfort and often need full mouth extractions.