Feline Tooth Resorption Causes And Types
The exact causes of tooth resorption are unknown. We do know that the body breaks down and absorbs the structures surrounding the tooth. This breakdown starts in the enamel around the gumline and works inwards. It is common for cats affected with feline tooth resorption to be affected again later in life. It is impossible to tell which tooth may be affected next, or how long the time between periods of resorption may be. For this reason, it is important to have your cat’s teeth regularly examined and assessed by a veterinarian.
It is important to watch your pets closely, particularly when they eat. This will help you to be aware of any excessive drooling or change in appetite. Behavioral changes can also be caused by oral discomfort. If your cat is less playful or is lacking energy, we encourage you to make an appointment to have his or her mouth evaluated. Following a comprehensive oral exam by one of our veterinarians, we will thoroughly explain to you the treatment recommended and the process involved. We look forward to working with you and your family cat.