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Does Your Cat Have a Fractured Tooth?

by Twila on September 29, 2015

Does Your Cat Have a Fractured Tooth

Traumatic Tooth Injury

Tooth injury or fracture involves damages to the enamel, the tissue that holds tooth in place (dentin) and cement. This can occur on the tooth’s enamel, crown or below the gum line.

Symptoms

Listed are the most common issues that your kitty may experience with a fractured tooth.

  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Tooth’s crown missing
  • Blood or pink tissue around affective area
  • Discomfort and pain

Causes

Usually Cats ended up breaking a tooth by chewing on really hard objects, being hit in the face by a blunt objects or a car accident.

Treatment

This will depend on how major your cat’s injury is. But for the most part your vet will take x-rays and will perform surgery if needed.

On-Going Care

You’re vet will require follow-up visits to make sure Mr. Friskies tooth is healing properly. You will also have to continue with dental cleaning to avoid infections.

Prevention

The best way to avoid any kind of tooth trauma is to not allow your pet to chew on hard rough objects like sticks or rocks. Don’t let your fur baby roam free unsupervised where hard objects may be accessible.

 

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