Hiya, my cat Mina felt chesty when I picked the up five weeks ago so took her to the vets, her chest was fine but one of her front fangs was being absrobed back into the gum. She an ulcer on lip and vet said she's figthing something but no meds were given. She said the other front fang (she had no teeth when I took her for a dental check two yeat ago, stray cat I took in) and said that, that one might absorb to. Been busy and decided to google it last week. Though I'd read that SOME cat will be in pain but read again last night it's all. Can't belive the vet didn't tell me that. Anyways for the past week I've been keeping close eye on her, she does flinch when I stroke her head but thought she was just nervous. Thursday she was trying to stoke one of my kittens to play and everytime he apporached her she hissed so sure now she's in pain. Phoned vet up thursday and he prescribed Painkillers. I asked if she stops flinching can I wait till I rehome kittens before getting her other tooth remove and he said yes. Last night I gave her the Metacam and tried to check her other fang and it's gone. I've searched google and can't find how long it take for a tooth to get absorbed, was hoping someone here will know or does it sound like the tooth just falled out? I'm having hard time of looking in her mouth, it looked red where her tooth was and maybe a bit swollen but I dunno. I read a different website 2am this morning that mentioned about tar having bacteria on it and infecting the gum with bacteria which can spead bacetia to different parts of the cats body so obviosuly quite worried. I've had really bad insomnia past two weeks and been flat out alseep all day so couldn't take her in but will be booking her in tomorro as open surgary. Any advice greatly appreaciated. Oh I forgot to add, she was gulping Friday but that's stopped, her throught doesn't look like it's swelled up. She's eating and sleeping fine, puring when I stroe her ect..