Two SFVS staff members—Danielle O’Brien, DVM, and Antonia Gale, RVT—were in the Dec. 20 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The two answered a reader’s question about dental abscesses, emphasizing the need to “take care of this situation as soon as possible, before things get even more complicated (and costly).”
What is a dental abscess? A dental abscess is basically a bacterial infection at the root of a tooth and/or in the gum tissue surrounding the tooth. And just as in humans, an abscess can cause throbbing pain for our pets. An abscess also can cause an inability to eat or drink, constant drooling and tendency to bite if touched on the site.
Read the full Q+A: Don’t ignore your pet’s abscesses
Related: Dentistry + Oral Surgery at SFVS