Priority: Monitor


  • Closely watch your cat for the next 5-7 days.
  • Make a veterinary appointment if symptoms continue.
  • If symptoms change, repeat and revise the Symptom Checker.

Symptom Considerations

  • Most cats develop some form of dental disease at some point.
  • Cats can also break or injure teeth chewing on hard objects.
  • Some questions to prepare for:
    • Has your cat ever had a dental procedure? When?
    • Has your cat had any previous tooth extractions?
    • Does your cat tend to chew on one side only?
    • Does your cat seem to prefer soft food to hard treats or kibble?
    • Do you brush your cat’s teeth, or feed a dental diet, dental chews, or water additives?
  • Your cat may need:
    • An oral examination
    • Dental x-rays
    • A dental procedure under anesthetic