Murphy was visiting the Veterinary Centre for a routine check-up when his owners mentioned that he had quite bad breath. An oral examination revealed he had a bit of a build-up of tartar on his teeth and he was admitted to the hospital to give these a good clean and polish. During this procedure, it was noticed that the gum around one of his molars was a bit inflamed. An x-ray of this tooth revealed an abscess at the root of this tooth meaning it needed to be removed.
After his treatment, Murphy’s owners report he has a new lease on life, is playing more, wagging his tail and is generally much happier. Dental disease is extremely common in our pets and may be the cause of significant pain that goes un-noticed. Please don’t hesitate to bring your pet into one of our Blue Cross Veterinary Centres for a dental check-up to ensure they are not suffering in silence.