Beau is an 11 year old Domestic Shorthair cat who was showing signs of severe dental disease. He was pawing at his mouth, not eating well, and his owner wasn’t able to give him any oral medications to treat what appeared to be an abscess.
Severe dental disease (stomatitis), with a painful, infected abscess.
Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a cat’s mouth and gums, and differs from periodontal disease, which results from the accumulation of plaque (bacteria) on and around the teeth. Periodontal disease can cause stomatitis, but stomatitis itself is believed to be immune-mediated, meaning that the cat’s immune system attacks its own oral tissues as an abnormal response to bacteria in the mouth.
Beau underwent a Stage 3 scale and polish, and needed to have multiple teeth extracted.
Scale and polish, stage 3 $115
IV catheter placement $40
IV fluids $50
Propoflo induction $60
Fluid pump $25
Canine tooth extraction, elevated $75
Tooth extraction, 2 root (3 teeth) $120
Extraction with flap (2 teeth) $190
Dental suture (2) 48
Buprenorphine injection (analgesic/pain relief) $25.18
Rimadyl injection (analgesic/pain relief) $17.20
Convenia injection (antibiotic)
TOTAL COST: $1,065.38
Beau’s story is shared with permission from his owner.
This story was published by Suzanne Cannon on behalf of Jarrettsville Veterinary Center.
Despite the extensive treatment and multiple extractions, Beau did well and recovered uneventfully. Fortunately, his mouth is no longer painful, he is doing well, and is eating normally!