Chewy's fractured canine
Here is a little Chewy, just before his dental procedure. He fractured his upper canine. This is a harrowing situation that, if left untreated, can progress into a severe infection.
When considering extractions, we take the following into account. Due to the size of the tooth and the fragility of a cat’s gums, we at VDS try to avoid extractions of major teeth whenever possible. This is a best practice to aid our pets’ speedy recovery and avoid further complications like lip-catching. Lip-catching is where the lower canines bite into the upper lip, causing painful ulcers.
Root Canal Therapy
That leaves a root canal as the better option!
The VDS team successfully performed a root canal, and Chewy kept his tooth and avoided further complications! See you at your next check-up, Chewy!