Kitty’s Retained Tooth Root

Missing lower incisors.

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.

Missing lower incisors.

 

Retained tooth root identified during dental x-rays.

Retained tooth root identified during dental x-rays.

 

The retained tooth root was surgically extracted and a dental X-ray confirmed the removal of the root.

Dental X-ray confirmed retained tooth root has been removed.

Dental X-ray confirmed retained tooth root has been removed.

 

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.

Kitty now has a healthy, pain free mouth

Kitty now has a healthy, pain free mouth!