This is where the flesh grows up around the tooth. In and of itself, benign, but could possibly grow to cover the tooth, in which case the extra flesh will need to be removed. The word 'cauterization" was mentioned. Toby got a depo. cortisone shot in his leg muscle, which made him limp.
And he's already showing signs of redness around his upper gum line, so we will probably have to do yearly dentals. The joy, it's overwhelming.
Toby's Note: Yeah, she took me in, can you believe it? All the way there, I tried to tell her we didn't need to go, but it didn't stop her. Oh, and in case Tiny Tabby Girl meows it differently, I was NOT scared. Yes, I kept tucking my head under Mom's arm in the exam room, but only cuz it was so LOUD. All those woofies booming. And one squawking kitten tot. Amazing how something that weighs ounces could be so loud, but there it is.