Dentistry

Tooth Resorption in Cats

Previously known as ‘feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORLs) or ‘neck lesions’, tooth resorption is one of the most prevelant oral diseases found in cats.  It’s thought that up to two-thirds of the cat population over the age of five years are affected by the condition, and it is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss and tooth extraction in cats.

 

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Pet Dentistry: Fractured Jaw

In veterinary practices, jaw fractures are a common phenomenon. Usually, they are caused by trauma such as being hit by a car, suffering an attack from another animal or even simply misjudging a stair height. Sometimes, jaw fractures are caused by complications in a tooth extraction procedure. Each jaw fracture is unique and consequently, may require a different treatment. X-rays can identify where the fracture(s) exist and what treatment would be appropriate. Read more about Pet Dentistry: Fractured Jaw

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions (removal) are necessary in cases of severe periodontal (gum) disease, tooth fractures where the tooth cannot be repaired, and tooth resorption. Although it is preferable to save teeth whenever possible, it is better to have no tooth than a painful tooth. Our pets do great with missing teeth, and often, they do better when the painful tooth is gone. Read more about Tooth Extractions