Kitty, an eight year old cat, was examined by the veterinarian at the Department of Animal Services, who noted gum disease. They contacted Veterinary Dental Specialties and Oral Surgery for diagnosis and treatment so the kitty would have both a healthy mouth and improved opportunity for adoption.
Once Kitty was under anesthesia and dental X-rays were performed, a retained tooth root was found at the location of a missing incisor. Kitty also had severe gum inflammation or gingivitis.
The retained tooth root was surgically extracted and a dental X-ray confirmed the removal of the root.
Now the retained tooth root will no longer be a source of infection or inflammation. In addition to treatment, Kitty’s other teeth were scaled and polished.
Kitty has a nice clean smile to show off back at the Department of Animal Services. Hopefully, she will be adopted soon! She is a very sweet girl with a healthy mouth.