Originally Posted by Rang_27
Thanks guys. I just get so nervous any time anesthesia is involved. I know it's going to be expensive, but I could care less about that. I'll figure out a way to pay for it, I just don't want anything bad to happen to my baby. I'm also curious because he's only 2. Isn't that a little young to have bad teeth? I've had him since he was 3 months old & he eats the same thing as my others. I've just never had a cat with tarter build up like this. My Smokey had good teeth until the last 6 months of her life.
First of all, I have to agree with Sar, it is awful to try to treat gingivitis. Had our vet been willing to do a dental cleaning on Twitch when we first noticed her teeth were bad, she might have a few teeth. I say a few teeth because most of her teeth were so bad that the vet who did the dental surgery on her said that they should have came out when she was a kitten.
I will tell you what I learned through Twitch's dental visits. Twitch had bad teeth when she was 1 year old. That is very rare. Isaac only has some plaque build-up & from what I understand, it does happen. Isaac might be the cat who has worse teeth. You will just have to watch him a little more closely. In some cases(like Twitch's), there is nothing that you can do to prevent in the inevitable. Twitch would have had to loose all of her teeth someday. Isaac will more than likely need his teeth cleaned, whether this year or 3 years from now & again later in life.
That's about all I have to ramble on about.