I have a cat who had to have almost all her teeth to be extracted at one 
time.  (She is NOT leukemia-positive.)  She had no problems whatsoever. 
Came home the same evening (morning surgery) and started eating and has 
never stopped--she's 19 lbs..  She had no pain at all.


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From: "MacKenzie, Kerry N." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed


> Yes, I should have added that--that my vet always gives painkillers after 
> extractions. Kerry
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Laurieskatz
> Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 11:46 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed
>
> Coco has had most of her teeth removed (gradually ~ over 10 years) due to
> gingivitis. She needs annual cleanings. The vet feels her mouth is in good
> shape now and that she won't need more extractions.
>
> This sounds like a very extreme solution, though he IS a specialist. The
> pain after one extraction is bad. I can't imagine an entire mouth. A 
> friend
> has a cat with stomatitis. She gives her some med the first 5 days of each
> month and this is working well.
>
> Good luck. A difficult dilemma.
> Laurie
>
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> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Dawn Morrison
> Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 11:05 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED];
> felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed
>
> 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.
> Thanks
> Dawn
>
>
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