Hello! I got my cat's teeth scaled and polished under anesthesia last year. At the time I didn't check her gums every day like I do now, but I remember that either her gumlines stayed red despite the cleaning, or they became red again in less than a few weeks (if not days) despite having her teeth brushed daily, and it didn't get better. I wasn't sure if it was a sign that the cleaning was poorly done or if I had unrealistic expectations; she is scheduled to have another cleaning with the same vet, and this time I wanted to be more thorough about monitoring her progress.
- Are her gums supposed to look healthy after the cleaning (e.g. red gumline entirely gone)? Or is it normal that they remain sore and red for some time due to the scaling, but the redness is expected to go away shortly (within a few days? Weeks?) of the cleaning?
- Should I refrain from brushing her teeth for a few days after she receives her cleaning?
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