Guest GriffinsMom Posted September 29, 2008 Share Posted September 29, 2008 (edited) Ava has had gingivitis and related gum problems since her arrival 1 1/2 years ago. I brush her teeth every evening using an ultra soft toothbrush and CET toothpaste and I also swab her gums with Nolvadent provided by her vet to keep her gums a healthy as possible. The gums at the front of Ava's mouth are fine but the gums at the back of her mouth bleed bright red. Her last dental was three months ago and her gums seemed to improve for a time but are now back to bleeding. My vet advised that the only way to permanently heal Ava's gums is to pull the last tooth at the very back of her mouth behind the large molars on both the top and bottom of her jaw. 4 teeth total. Does anyone have experience with this issue? Pros...Cons? I don't want to put Ava under general anesthetic if the procedure will not fix her problem. Ava is fed raw but doesn't like to chew so most of her meat is ground, some with bone in, or she won't eat. Thank you, Sharon Edited September 29, 2008 by GriffinsMom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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