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Feline Tooth Resorption

Half of the cats older than three years will have at least one tooth resorption which when extended to the oral cavity is painful. Treatment is to remove the tooth and root.

Stage 2

In stage two Tooth Resorption (TR) Moderate dental hard tissue loss (cementum or cementum and enamel with loss of dentin that does not extend to the pulp cavity). In that tooth resorption in cats is considered to be progressive extraction is the treatment of choice.

Stage 2

In stage two Tooth Resorption (TR) Moderate dental hard tissue loss (cementum or cementum and enamel with loss of dentin that does not extend to the pulp cavity). In that tooth resorption in cats is considered to be progressive extraction is the treatment of choice.

Stage 3

Deep dental hard tissue loss (cementum or cementum and enamel with loss of dentin that extends to the pulp cavity); most of the tooth retains its integrity. In that tooth resorption in cats is considered to be progressive extraction is the treatment of choice.

Stage 4

Extensive dental hard tissue loss (cementum or cementum and enamel with loss of dentin that extends to the pulp cavity); most of the tooth has lost its integrity. In that tooth resorption in cats is considered to be progressive extraction is the treatment of choice.

Stage 5

Remnants of dental hard tissue are visible only as irregular radiopacities, and gingival covering is complete. Unless there is inflammation around the raised gingival tissue no treatment is needed for stage 5 TR.