Tooth extraction cats

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874521 tn?1424120397 Simply, you get what you pay for. Pulling a tiny tooth is not really that simple. The top three causes of tooth loss in cats is a carie or cavity also known as FORL (Feline Oral Resorptive Lesion). There becomes a PAINFUL (though pets don't show much pain - more as I go along) cavity in the mouth and the gum line gets red and irritated and the gum line gets infected. (More on gum issues and how it affects the rest of the body and why bloodwork is VERY beneficial.
4520139 tn?1355852769 Also recommended dental cleaning ($200) and extractions (1 loose tooth definitely needs to be removed. Another is a 'maybe'. Was vague about price, but I think it was going to be $50-100 for the extraction of two teeth - said he would give me a minimal charge for the loose tooth which would probably come out easily). Vet was good until it came time for a simple administrative request - letter stating cat is healthy enough to fly in-cabin on upcoming trip.
Avatar n tn He said that he's got a tooth abscess in a healthy tooth and that the tooth should be extracted. He said it is unusual in cats and that they don't know the cause. He also suggested some antibiotics for a few days before the surgery to help with the infection. Just wondering if it is worth trying to save the tooth. Go through the course of antibiotics and see if he gets better. My vet made me feel like I was just being cheap and that conventional wisdom is to just remove the tooth.
Avatar f tn I am wondering if there is another way of extracting the tooth without using the anaesthetic? My vet feels that the cats heart is sounding fine. I guess that I am looking for a second opinion on the possibility of him making it through the extraction procedure. Any information that you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.
929991 tn?1244332656 I took him to another vet for a second opinion...this vet said that a K-9 tooth extraction is a last resort. He recommended a deep cleaning for the infection. Less than a year later, the infection is back. Everything I have read, suggests extraction. I took him back again today & once again the vet recommended another deep cleaning & if the tooth is not loose, not to extract it. What should I do?
Avatar n tn Kim, I applaud you for taking your dog to the veterinarian for this procedure. It's much better to be without a tooth than have a painful tooth. The bite strength is in the jaw not the tooth. Your dog will still be able to eat hard food (after healing) if no teeth remain in the mouth - AND he will have much less pain than with those painful teeth. It's likely a disease causing oral resorptive lesions. Known as FORL in cats and stomatitis in both dogs and cats.
Avatar m tn I just got through getting a tooth pulled and was prescribed pain killers I believe this is where things went south I had gotten two Xanax pills from a relative because I didn't want to feel pain and I thought that the prescribed pain killers weren't going to be strong enough by the 3rd day of tooth extraction I finished all the prescribed pain killers and went to friends house and he gave me two of his moms pain killers. By day 5 I was taking excedrin because my jaw was killing me.
1203066 tn?1265883576 I am not sure I am following your post. From what I read, the kitty was drinking more excessively prior to the tooth extraction (last year) and then the "excessive" drinking subsided. Is the excessive water consumption happening again now? What about her urination? How often is she using the litter box? What kind of food are you feeding her? Some diets actually encourage a cat to drink more water. Was any sort of bloodwork done prior to her surgery?
514349 tn?1272805233 I took my two 11-year-old cats to the vet last week. He said everything was fine except for some dental problems. He gave me an itemized breakdown of what it would cost - $359 to $408 and that is for EACH cat, so that means I could be spending anywhere from $716 to $816 on cat teeth. I wanted to know if these charges on the list are on the high side and what, if any, are "padding".
Avatar m tn Two days ago I begun to get an overnight sharp pain in a different tooth. The pain was in the very last back tooth, which is two teeth down from the tooth with the odour mentioned above. Something small had just snapped off and slightly chipped this last back tooth and caused immediate pain when touched and I thought "dam" I expected merely just a small repair job a tiny pin head side minor filling.
Avatar f tn Tooth cleaning alone under anesthesia is $170 + $100 for blood work and IV during cleaning = $270. This price does not include extraction but I think it's # $40/tooth. If I were you, I would shop around to find a less expensive vet...
874521 tn?1424120397 did the radiographs and said the Lesions hadn't progressed since our last visit a year and a half ago..that is GREAT NEWS...he had just one loose tooth on top front that needed to be extracted the rest were doing just one extraction and a cleaning:)) momma was very happy to hear that. Sami has a progressive disease called Resorptive Lesions or RL, this used to be referred to as FORLS...
6977760 tn?1386667590 but had said she was pawing and howling about it and that is why I had taken her in... If it is the tooth do you think I should have it pulled...Do older cats do well with being put under usually? The fang is chipped and sharp on the end... should I file it...The Vet said they really had no good way to deal with the chipped fang tooth....didn't see any puss...but she won't let me look more than a few seconds at a time...
Avatar f tn I would definitely suspect a tooth problem. you said the Vet won't consider surgery, not even a tooth extraction?????? HOW OLD IS MARLEY??
152660 tn?1291759171 For Oliver they added an extraction because we knew one of his canines would have to come out. They scheduled them both to come in this morning. Ollie was first- the vet called to get permission to pull teeth and that type of stuff - he needed 5 teeth pulled, and 2 more needed something else done. They are also doing a biopsy of a growth in front of his lower canine. She didn't think it was cancer, but wanted to make sure. He will be on soft food from now on.
Avatar n tn Abcess in tooth was discoved and removed and tooth crowned. At same time began course of Famvir 250mg daily as titers of HSV1 and coxsaccie still very high. This seemed to help for a few months. Pain was definitely better although left side of face served by facial nerve feels "tight". Concern is that I began in November to have flareups of small herpetic vesicles around mouth, on tip of nose. For one month( Feb) I have had sore throat due to cancker type sores in throat.
242912 tn?1402547092 ZQ----I did ask about Diabetes and Thyroid and these tests are included in the blood work, so that's good. I have never had a cat that needed a tooth pulled. This is a big one, so I'm sure it's going to hurt! Was wondering if anyone has had a cat that needed an extraction and if so, what was your experience? Thanks in advance!
Avatar n tn Again it's much better off without a tooth than a painful tooth. Dogs and cats WITHOUT ANY teeth can still eat hard food. If no teeth are present, it's better to feed soft food or moistened dry food as having more moisture is better for the body. Soft food tends to have more fat which is not good for the waist/joints. Soft food will damage teeth faster, so hard is better when teeth remain. 20% of small dogs get sore at the injection site with the porphormonas vaccine.
Avatar m tn I am going to try and give him his oral antibiotics later today. I am very concerned with my cats health and I am feeling that he is worse off than when he went in. He had none of these issues other than licking his nose which indicated to me he was having issues with his teeth again.
5051753 tn?1362885985 I have an 18 year old female tabby who had a full mouth extraction exactly one month ago. She began exhibiting signs of FOPS (feline orofacial pain syndrome), the most severe of which was her clawing at her mouth--which was triggered by any mouth movement (grooming, yawning, eating). She was started on gabapentin and I was told to give it time.
131114 tn?1380086790 With gingivitis you will see an angry, bright red line at the gum line. Some cats will make it obvious their teeth hurt by turning their head when they chew, but not necessarily as Jade never displayed such behavior and her poor little teeth are rotten. Although Jade's eyes still get inflamed, the running had ceased for the most part until last year when the left one started again with the black/brown goop.
Avatar f tn I noticed that all 3 of my cats were sneezing more frequently after the new box of litter. The other 2 cats got over it and I returned the product. Cloud was not so lucky. He probably did have an infection because he started to eat less and even passed on his favorite shrimp... After Convenia sneezing stopped in 48 hours, there was no running nose. My joy did not last. On the third day Cloud became lethargic, hardly ate. On the fourth day he did not eat or drink but secluded himself.
Avatar n tn I have a dentist appt Friday morning to extract one wisdom tooth. It should'nt be too bad, I hope. Its my first extraction! Anyways, Friday it will be CD9 for me which shouldn't cause a problem however, I will be on pain killers for a couple more days. Will pain killers effect ovulation? Can it hinder or prevent ovulation? I have no idea an approx date of ovualtion as clomid may change my usual o' day, but I'm thinking somewhere around CD14-20. And I took the clomid days 3-7.
Avatar f tn A cone beam ct scan revealed an inflammatory process in the sinus above the implant and apical periodontal inflammation on the tooth behind the implant which was also giving me night fevers. I have since had the root canal retreated on the tooth that was being blamed for my mouth discomfort.
Avatar n tn It turns out that it was a wisdom tooth. yes a wisdom tooth,one that never really gave me any problems. this tooth still had a bit of gum growing over the back of it and aparently bits of food and other debris had gotten into it and there was the problem. I discovered this quite by accident ( that this was the source of the hives) as I bought a water pic and started using it, by the next day the hives had all but disapeared!
Avatar m tn One of the causes of maxillary sinusitis is a tooth abscess that has leaked the infection into the maxillary sinus. The teeth may be X-rayed to find this. • Ethmoid sinuses. If infection occurs, you may get puffy eyes and pain between them. The sides of your nose may get tender to the touch, your nose may get stuffy, and you won’t be able to smell so well. You may also get a splitting headache, felt most intensely in the forehead. • Sphenoid sinuses.