There is a Yahoo Stomatitis group you can join.  I'm not sure how active it is 
but they probably have good info in their files.
My CRF,CHF, HCM kitty had severe periodontal disease.  Due to his other health 
issues I put off dental surgery until it was either surgery or PTS.  He was in 
that much pain.  I gave his vets this protocol to follow for the surgery since 
I don't have a dental vet in my area.
He came through the surgery with flying colors.  Had 4 teeth extracted.  My 
biggest regret is we waited so long to do the surgery.
It is my understating that kitties do just fine with an extraction of all their 
teeth eating either canned food or dry food.  It's not like she'll have to 
catch prey and rip them up with her teeth. 

--- On Fri, 11/7/08, Dawn Morrison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

From: Dawn Morrison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, November 7, 2008, 12:04 PM

I am posting this on a few groups - so I apologize for those who see this more
than once. I just want to make sure I get as much advice as possible.

My FeLv+, Bea, has had recurring gingivitis since she adopted me a year
ago. Her gums get red and swollen. We've tried numerous treatments
(brushing,antibiotics,anti-virals,cleaning) but to no avail nothing is helping
her. The anti-biotics worked but have since stopped (which has me worried on a
whole other level).
Other than her gum issue she is a healthy 3 year old.

I took her to a dental specialist yesterday who said the best course of
action at this point would be partial, possibly full extraction. He said it was
stomatitis, but nothing like the pictures I've seen on it - beginning
stages. I was wondering if anyone else has had either full or
partial extraction done and could offer any suggestions/advice.
I know it's probably the right thing to do but I'm just wondering how
others have adjusted to life with no or few teeth.  And if anyone has
experienced any complications I should be made aware of.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. 

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