Good dental health is extremely important for the overall health of your cat. Drs. Margaret Edwards and Rachel Davis perform our dental procedures, from general cleanings to more extensive procedures needing extractions. They are both skilled and experienced and can evaluate your cat's teeth and then give you an estimate for the procedure. Bacteria from untreated tooth or gum disease can enter the bloodstream and potentially affect the heart or kidneys. Regular professional dental cleanings are the best way to counteract such problems. The Cat Hospital of Durham requires bloodwork prior to each dental procedure to ensure your cat can safely handle the anesthetic procedure. We use dental x-rays as a means to further evaulate your cat's dental health. The cat is dropped off early morning and will spend the bulk of the day with us the day of the procedure. Each patient is monitored during the procedure using up-to-date equipment and technology. A member of the staff will contact you to let you know how your cat is doing after the procedure. While your cat is here with us, we will make every effort to keep your cat as comfortable as possible.