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Feline tooth resorption

Jan 18, 2018

Tooth resorption is a common disease that affects nearly three-quarters of all cats 5 years of age and older. It is the erosion and destruction of a tooth resulting in pain and loss of function.  While no one understands the cause, treatment is imperative due to the painful nature of this condition. Many cats have multiple teeth affected by tooth resorption.

We recommend that all cats have yearly oral health assessments performed under general anesthesia. Diagnosis of tooth resorption is made using dental x-ray and visual examination.  Based on the findings of the evaluation, a treatment plan is formulated.  The presence of tooth resorption necessitates extraction of the tooth. Other common problems we see include gum disease, dental fractures, and more.

The majority of cats will experience tooth resorption during their life. Contact us to discuss an evaluation of your cat’s oral health today.

Fifth Avenue Animal Hospital – 425-412-3314 – reception@fifthavenuevet.com

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