What does a Tumour look like in a cats mouth?
Tumors may appear as swellings on the gums around the teeth, on the hard or soft palates. They frequently ulcerate (break open) and bleed. They may also become infected. Tumors may look small but often extend deeper into the tissues than expected, invading the underlying bone.
What kind of dental resorption does a cat have?
Some cats with tooth resorption also have generalized oral inflammation, or stomatitis. Tooth resorption has been classified based on the extent and location of the resorption. Stage 1 (TR 1): Mild dental hard tissue loss (cementum or cementum and enamel).
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Is it necessary to remove a cat’s tooth?
Many cats with feline stomatitis have tooth resorption. In treating these cats, it is essential to remove the entire tooth structure to help eliminate the tremendous immune stimulation, and inflammation that typically is present.
Can a cat be anesthetized for an abscess?
Your cat will be anesthetized so that part or all of the lump can be removed. This is worthwhile, as it allows your vet to get a definitive diagnosis on the cause of the lump. Determine whether the cat has been fighting. Abscesses are a common type of lump that usually form a few days after a fight with another cat or dog.
How does a veterinarian treat Feline Tooth Resorption?
To treat feline tooth resorption, a veterinarian will aim to manage the cat’s pain, prevent the condition from progressing, and restore the function of the tooth or teeth as much as possible. Your veterinarian may recommend careful monitoring in cases in which lesions are limited to the tooth root and obvious discomfort is not apparent.
Where are odontoclastic resorptive lesions found in feline teeth?
The lesions are found most often at the gingival margin near the cementoenamel junction, in the furcation area of multirooted teeth ( Figures 9-15 through 9-17 ). In the advanced stages of disease, the lesions penetrate the pulp, leading to pain and fracture of the crown with loss of the crown.
How many cats have some form of dental disease?
Studies report that between 50 and 90% of cats older than four years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, but fortunately the most common forms of these diseases are largely preventable or treatable with appropriate preventive dental care and monitoring.
What should I do if my cat has dental disease?
The cat will usually require a general anaesthetic to carry out a scale and polish of the teeth. If there is a severe degree of gum recession exposing the tooth root then the tooth may need to be extracted. Regular brushing is strongly advised afterwards to prevent the disease from recurring.