Your cat is undergoing a dental assessment and prophy (cleaning) today. We may discover additional conditions about your pet while s/he is with us, which can incur additional charges. Some factors of your pet's oral health can only be seen while your pet is under anesthesia and after full-mouth dental X-RAYs have been performed.
These may include:
1. Proper visualization of the teeth, especially the back teeth.
2. Many periodontal problems that can only be detected by probing under the gumline.
3. Dental tartar that can hide underlying cavities, fractures, and loose teeth.
4. Disease or bone loss above the gumline indicating teeth may need to be extracted or treated with a periodontal treatment.