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Archie has had one of his molars out today. Worried.

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by jill3, Aug 3, 2020.


  1. jill3

    jill3 PetForums VIP

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    Archie went into to the vets today for a dental clean. They rang to say that one of his fangs was fractured and needed taking out to which I a greed.
    They then rang to say that the area near the gum was swollen and would I ok it to have a biopsy.
    When I went to pick him up they said that when they took the tooth out there was no root. They took an X-ray but there was no sign of any root.
    I am worried as he has had no signs of pain or any discomfort. Eats loads too.
    Has anybody else had this with their fur babies. X
     
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    @jill3 please don’t worry, Libby had to have lots and I mean lots of teeth out earlier this year, she too had a fractured tooth which I am baffled about to this day. She was in a right mess after the op and is picture perfect today, so I really wouldn’t worry as the x ray would show up any problems. X
     
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    Ouch, poor Archie, it sounds like he probably might have FORL which is a painful but otherwise harmless tooth condition in cats where the teeth are slowly absorbed into the gum. Pixie has it and had her 2 big back teeth out 2 years ago. Cats who have it in one or two teeth should be monitored for signs of any toothache as they can get it in other teeth later on, so it would be good to keep a close eye on Archie's eating and have regular checks at the vets. Hope this helps x
     
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    Thanks for your replies. Archie's mouth still looks a little swollen but he has had a check up at the vets and all is ok. We have some gel to put on the gum where the canine tooth was just to help kep the area clean.
    Still have not heard anything about the biospy results I rang yesterday and they said it might take any other week.
    Just hoping and praying it comes back clear. x
     
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    @jill3 libby was the same, everything settled in a week unlike my nerves.

    I’ll join you in prayers for clear biopsy results xx
     
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    Just had the results back and I am happy to say that Archie's biopsy was clear.
    We are so relieved :) xx
     
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    Good to hear xx
     
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    @jill3 how is Archie now?
     
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    He seems to have perked up a bit.
    He is taken the Zodon medicine quite well. I give him something really tasty afterwards. I haven’t looked in his mouth I will give it till Monday them have a look. It will have been a week them.
    Thanks for thinking of him xx
     
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