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.
I am so glad that you are going to be alright and i KNOW you were brave. Of course you were. And are.ReplyDelete
Of course you were brave! And for the damn cat: she wasn’t there, was she? If she was, I bet she’d hide in the corner of her carrier.ReplyDelete
I’m glad that you’ll be ok!
Toby bless your heart. Wow no we've never seen anything like that but suspect it is kinda what my human sis's cat had going on. She has had two Cornish Rexes in the last 20 years and both have had terrible gingivitis problems. Her current one, Harley.ReplyDelete
who is nearly 11 has had all his teeth pulled due to the condition.
Hugs madi your bfff
Toby! Poor thing, got a shot and is limping. At least they knock you out to do that dental stuff...ReplyDelete
Ugh, poor boy! Some of us will be feeling your pain soon. Miss Newton and Quint are scheduled for their work and cleanings very soon! Kisses to you, Toby.ReplyDelete
Yearly dentals? What a bummer! :-(ReplyDelete
I am glad you are okay Toby, and of course you weren't scared.ReplyDelete
Oh poor baby! But it's good that you know now what is going on. And it's great your mom keeps close eye on your health :-)ReplyDelete
When do you get to force your mom to go to the dentist, Toby? Turnabout IS fair play, after all.ReplyDelete
Aw, Toby. We're sorry you're having teef problems. Some kitties seem to have more problems than others.ReplyDelete
Ain't that the toof!!!Delete
Aww... poor you. Hope you are feeling better soon :)ReplyDelete
Athena and Marie
We're sure you wouldn't wimper or struggle when the vet was looking at your teeth Toby - we think he was jealous of your smile.ReplyDelete
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Toby, we KNOW you are a brave mancat. You were definitely not scared!ReplyDelete
We are glad you all know what's going on now, and that you (Toby) are okay...
Oh I understand, Toby!! I hate the vishus vet sticking his fingers in my mouth, but it's good you have a diagnosis and treatment :)ReplyDelete
Oh Toby, many purrs to you buddy, that stuff is no fun at all!ReplyDelete