Cat Lost Canine Tooth

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Hello! My cat, Potato, lost her canine tooth last night. I called the vet to get an antibiotic to prevent infection and she is telling me that she will have to have dental surgery. Her plan is to create a flap to cover up the hole left behind from the tooth since her roots came out when the tooth fell out. Has anyone else had experience with this?
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Hi!
I haven't had direct experience with this, just regular feline dental work. But wow, the roots came out? Has she been in to the vet recently to have her teeth and mouth looked at?
 
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This is the tooth that I found the brown part is what was up in her gums I believe. She was just at the vet a month or so ago and they didn’t find anything wrong with her teeth! She likes to rub her face really hard on things so we’re assuming she knocked it loose because it was so big it stuck out the side of her mouth at all times. Does the needing surgery to have the hole closed sound normal?
 

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She was just at the vet a month or so ago and they didn’t find anything wrong with her teeth!
You'd be surprised at how many regular vets have no clue on identifying basic dental issues. It's not a subject taught in depth in vet school.

She likes to rub her face really hard on things so we’re assuming she knocked it loose because it was so big it stuck out the side of her mouth at all times. Does the needing surgery to have the hole closed sound normal?
Most likely the tooth was bad to begin with and just fell out while the cat was face rubbing or something.

The hole in the gum needs to be closed to prevent further dental issues and infection. A veterinary dentist would be best to address any other dental issues the cat has.
 

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Check and see if the whole is bleeding or any pus or discolored discharge
Is she eating normally
 

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Gum tissue and oral tissues heal amazingly fast
If it closed up itself
Surgery isnt needed
 
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