FIND OUT WHY
This is an 8 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that presented for what the client was interpreting as mouth pain (patient pawing at the mouth, rubbing the right side on the floor, reserved from the family when she was normally very social). We did half the job- extracted most of the right side. Due to some constraints on cost we did the right half of the mouth at this time. We extracted all the maxillary teeth behind the canines as well as the 4th premolar, 1st and 2nd molars on the right mandible and all mandibular incisors and maxillary 1st and second incisors on both right and left sided.
Questions- when we do the left side- what do you think of 309? I'm concerned about the periapical areas- the periodontal space seems really widened to me. I'm inclined to extract. I'm thinking all of the right maxillary teeth caudal to the canines, probably all or most of the mandibular teeth caudal to the canine also.
BTW: patient was almost immediately a different dog. Social, eating, no rubbing. Client happy to “have their dog back.” They're planning on getting her back in for the left side in a couple weeks.