August 20th, 2009, 11:35 AM
Tuffy, our 8 year old calico was to the vet for the yearly check up. The vet found a small lesion on her gums. He wants to remove the tooth in area of lesion near front of her mouth. This was in early June and he had scheduled the procedure for mid September. I am somewhat hesitant about this operation as a front tooth will be removed and am wondering if it was necessary why the long wait? Has anyone gone through this procedure or had alternative procedures performed to address a lesion. (I've monitored Tuffy since June and the lesion remains small, she is eating well and appears healthy.
Thanks in advance
August 21st, 2009, 01:31 AM
Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00066.htm) can be quite painful especially when the root/nerve is exposed and will only grow (often hard to tell) making it more difficult to eat.
As for why the wait :shrug: you'd have to ask your vets office - is the procedure being done at a different clinic?
Last year my then 17 year old kidney failure cat had a couple of molars removed due to FORL plus a couple of the tiny front incisors (teeth between the canines) due to fractures - those ones need special supertiny tools to remove. Even with a total of 6 teeth removed she never stopped eating or had any difficulty.
Be sure there is bloodwork done prior to the surgery to ensure the vet has a recent complete picture of Tuffy's health and can address any issues that may be present prior to the surgery :goodvibes: