my kitten fell off a laddar and broke her incisor tooth, is this cause for concern?
on Jan 3rd 2012
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Do you mean canine tooth? Incisors are the tiny ones in between the canines in front so I can't imagine how she broke one of those. But If she is truly a kitten and still has her baby teeth, those will fall out and be replaced but adult teeth over the first year anyway so unless it is sharp and cutting her mouth or causing her pain so that she can not eat, then I would not be terribly concerned. Also, if it is a canine, then they really do not need those at all unless they hunt. Those are designed for tearing meat. Allie never lost one of her baby teeth and the other one was never replaced by an adult tooth but my vet said she doesn't need them. But if it is sharp or causing her mouth to bleed, please call your vet. He may need to extract the part that is left if it is causing problems.
Allie answered on Jan 3rd.
Your kitten should see a vet or a dentist vet (best option). It could be noting serious, but if the broken incisor affected the root, your kitten may need treatment. Tooth and gum infection could be dangerous. Cats are specialists in hiding their pain and medial symptoms, so only a vet could tell how bad is his/her broken teeth and if it had affected others tooth or the gum. Go to a vet asap!
Quindim answered on 1/3/12. Helpful? / 0
Yes, it is cause for concern. If you fell off a ladder and broke a tooth, would you seek medical attention for yourself? Your cat deserves the same. A broken tooth means she hit her head or face on something hard enough to break enamel, so there may be more injuries than just the tooth. As Quindim mentioned, cats will hide pain, so you won't necessarily know if she is injured by her behavior. She needs to be thoroughly examined by a vet as soon as possible.
Of course you should be concerned!!!! If your cat is hurting (in your case broke something) take it to a vet or some sort of cat dentist (if they exist) ASAP!!!! Especially with kittens. Kitten development is a very fragile thing and you don't want to harm it in any way.
Thumper answered on 1/4/12. Helpful? / 0