What can be done to help a cat with resorptive lesions and teeth aside from pulling teeth?

Linda Talish-Nudelman-----------------Linda Talish-Nudelman----------------- Merrick, Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 3
My vet will pull my 14 year olds resorptive teeth on Tuesday. Is there any way to tell if she has other diseased teeth before other ones not showing lesions yet need to be pulled? Is Simmy in a lot of pain? Can anything be done for this pain. She is a shaded silver little Persian. Does her breed have to do with this?

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  • Leanne FroebelLeanne Froebel Member Posts: 1,730
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    We are not vets here, and you will want to discuss this with your vet. Cat Fancy just did a feature on resorptive lesions (current Feb 2009 issue you might want to buy)... based on the article, teeth with resorptive lesions are very painful and extraction is the only treatment. Your vet will do a complete oral exam while Simmy is under and let you know what he/she finds. Simmy will be much more comfortable with the diseased teeth extracted. Brushing her teeth at home will probably be recommended. Please don't hesitate to discuss any questions and concerns with your vet. Your vet should listen, answer your questions, and explain everything to you. If your vet does not want to do that - find a new vet.
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