Feline Tooth Resorption

3332mr4-1Feline tooth resorption is the second most common dental condition in cats after periodontal disease. Cats that are affected with tooth resorption  (TR) may have a sensitive mouth, excessive salivating or even behavioral changes. Seventy percent of cats over five years of age may have at least one of these lesions.  The doctors diagnose TR by an oral exam coupled with dental xrays under anesthesia. TR will progress and eventually cause exposure
of the pulp nerve and subsequent oral pain.  Treatment for TR is surgical extraction of the affected teeth and suturing of the site. Performing this procedure instantly removes the pulp nerve pain. Even though TR is such a common condition to find in our feline friends, there is no known cause for it.