Veterinary Dentistry Dental Case

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease starts with oral bacteria destroying the gum attachment to the tooth and can progress to bone destruction around the tooth resulting in pain and ultimate tooth loss or extraction.

Canine Teeth Xray - Periodontal Disease Treatment in Cat

This xray shows bone loss and expansion (white arrow) around the lower canine teeth in this cat.


Periodontal Disease Treatment in Cat

A gum flap exposes the bone and the debris on the tooth root.


Canine Xray - Periodontal Disease Treatment in Cat

Removing the diseased bone and contouring the bone is shown here on the post x-ray.

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Cat

The gum is now sutured lower on the tooth over the now normal bone.

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Cat

A recheck 3 months later shows the excellent result and demonstrates how some teeth can be saved with periodontal procedures.

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