Friday, September 28, 2012

Surprise! More Dental News!

Shockingly, I have more Gidget-dental news. (I swear, this blog is becoming the Kitty Dental Update blog.)

Gidget is back at the dentist today to have another x-ray since the chlorophyll gel did not help enough (the severity of her pawing was reduced, but it was still in the moderate-to-severe category).

I just spoke to Dr. Bloom and she said Gidget has two issues currently: an ulcer in the back of her mouth and a canine that is undergoing surprisingly fast resorption. Today, they are going to laser the ulcer to remove all of that (and hopefully prevent a reoccurrence) and remove the canine tooth. We are currently leaving her other teeth in but, if she continues to experience discomfort, we will go ahead and remove the rest of the teeth.

Hopefully we won't end up with two toothless kitties running around (well, two and a half if you count Bitty since she only has two "real" teeth), but I'd much rather have a toothless Gidget than a pained Gidget. But fingers crossed that this takes care of everything and she'll only be partially toothless!!!


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