Tuesday, August 19, 2014

1467. Carnaissal tooth email query

EMAIL TO TOA PAYOH VET  AUG 14, 2014

Hi,

I think my 15year old JRT has fistula with discharge from 
carnaissal tooth abscess on his right cheek. 
Can I check whether it is advisable to do scaling at this age? GA or sedation?
How much is the cost of blood test, scaling,extraction and etc?
Look forward to your reply soonest.

many thanks



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 Hi

Apologies, should be 13year old.

thanks
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I am Dr  Sing Kong Yuen from Toa Payoh Vets.
In reply:



I like to know: 
1. How to know if it's dental issues? 
DENTAL DISEASES ARE PERIODONTAL DISEASE as described by you as loose and dropping teeth.  
2. I did see a bruise on his tongue, dunno if he bites it or ulcer? No pain on him though 
HARD TO SAY WHAT IS THE CAUSE

3. Is there any dental xray available? 
YES, AT SOME CLINICS. NOT AT TOA PAYOH VETS
4. Will he die if need to go under GA for teeth extraction or scaling? He had 2 mitral valves torn so his heart is very bad. 
It is highly risky to anaesthesize your old and sick dog to take out the bad teeth. If you are willing to take the risk, then please let me know. He looks very thin and the risks are much higher.

Best wishes.   

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