My kitty Tucker had stomatitis and had all but his lower canines removed. 
He had no trouble at all eating after the surgery.  Unfortunately the 
stomatitis was just another symptom of an immune/bone marrow problem. (not 
FeLV)  I lost him in May, but having his teeth removed actually made him 
more comfortable in his last months.
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From: "Dawn Morrison" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 12:04 PM
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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