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Tooth Resorption

dental lesionsTR_diagram_all_stagesFeline dental resorptive lesions is a disease process that starts with inflammation of the gum and can progress to weakening and fracture of the tooth. For reasons unknown, the body begins to break down the adult tooth. These lesions can be very painful and should be treated, generally with extraction. The disease can be progressive and affect many teeth over several years. It is important to have regular checkups and yearly dental cleanings to monitor for these lesions.