This is a very painful condition and appears to be related to an excessive response to plaque in the mouth. The mouth really does become red and sore.
Good results can be achieved in a high % of cases by extracting all of the teeth. Whilst this sounds dramatic, cats can cope very well afterwards. Some can even hunt and they can all eat dry food. The biggest change is in the removal of constant pain – cats are so much happier after treatment.
It is essential that all remaining dental roots are removed. Radiographs are essential and referral to a specialist is often needed. In the cases that do not respond to surgery – lasers and medical management can help.
Gingivo-Stomatitis MUST be investigated thoroughly and treated.
Did You Know?
Lift the Lip!
The whole mouth has to be examined - often the back teeth can be terrible, we have to look under the lip.