Signs of Dental Disease can be Subtle!
We have learned to never ignore a potential sign of dental disease, however subtle.
In Bobby’s case, there was more tartar on the teeth on the left side than there was on the right side of his mouth. This made me concerned that there was some painful problem on the left side that was making Bobby spare the that side of his mouth.
The teeth all looked normal on exam, even after cleaning away the tartar. However x-rays revealed extensive bone loss from an abscess around the root of one of Bobby’s molars (circled in green). This tooth had to be extracted.
Bobby is feeling much better now. His owner was very thankful to us for recommending the dental procedure which allowed us to get rid of a major source of his pain. Bobby is happier and has much more joie de vivre!
Thank you for your interest!
– Dr. Tom Honey
Together, let's maintain and maximize your pet’s health... for life!
DR. TOM HONEY
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine / Hospital Director
Dr. Tom Honey hails from Campbellford, Ontario. His veterinary education took him to the esteemed Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, followed by several years in Toronto area practices.
Dr. Honey believes his role is to advocate for pet health, starting with illness prevention. At the same time, he is committed to developing leading edge diagnostic and treatment techniques. He engages in countless hours of continued education in dental care, diagnostic ultrasound and internal medicine. These tools help him diagnose and best treat patients suffering from health problems ranging from the common to extremely obscure.