Do Cats Like the Manx Need Dental Exams?

The short answer is yes, however, dental exams are not always required to diagnose or treat gingivitis in Manx cats. In general, it’s good practice to have your cat’s teeth checked routinely by your vet especially is she’s having trouble chewing or eating. In addition, if you notice your Manx has bad breath for long periods of time then you should also notify your vet and request an exam. Swollen gums along with the symptoms listed can indicate gingivitis or other periodontal illnesses. Your vet will need to conduct a physical exam in order to determine a cause of the symptoms. If the symptoms are teeth or gum related then your vet may suggest scheduling a separate dental exam. During the dental exam your Manx cat will be sedated so that the vet can thoroughly check her teeth and gums for plaque, bacteria, etc. Consult with your veterinary clinic Raleigh, NC to learn more about the process. 


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