1. Damaged Tooth

Damaged Tooth

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Damaged Tooth
Overall:

The teeth are susceptible to breakage and can crack or even have parts of them broken off during the stress of battle or as a cat ages teeth may be damaged while breaking the bones of prey for marrow.

Notes:

Infection Rate for Severe Cases = 10 + ( 10 x Number of Years ) %

Related Herbs: Burdock, Poppy, Red Dock, Willow, Yellow Dock,
Related Symptoms: Infection, Pain, Severe Pain,
Mild Cases
Details:

In mild cases the tooth is cracked but still in a single piece.

Duration: 1-2 weeks
Treatment:
  • Order the cat to rest for at least a day, until the worst of the pain subsides.
  • Treat the pain as best as is possible.
Residual Effects:
  • Difficulty eating for 2-3 days.
  • Tooth sensitivity for 1-2 weeks.
Complications:

It is highly likely that the tooth will continue to decay and reappear as a moderate case within a year.

Moderate Cases
Details:

In moderate cases the tooth may have a piece broken off but is still present.

Duration: 1-3 weeks
Treatment:
  • Order the cat to rest for at several days, until the worst of the pain subsides.
  • Treat the pain as best as is possible.
  • Assist the cat in keeping the the hole in the tooth clear of debris carefully using claws.
  • Treat the patient’s mouth to prevent infection.
Residual Effects:
  • Difficulty eating for 3-7 days.
  • Tooth sensitivity for 1-3 weeks.
Complications:

The tooth will require regular medical care to keep food from being caught in the hole.
It is highly likely that the tooth will continue to decay and reappear as a severe case within a year.

Severe Cases
Details:

In sever cases the tooth is broken off completely at the base, leaving nothing but the root of the tooth intact.

Duration: 1-1 ½ moons
Treatment:

Treatment is parallel to a moderate case except that the patient might need rest for longer.

Residual Effects:
  • Difficulty eating for 1-2 weeks
  • Tooth sensitivity for at least 1 moon.
Complications:

The tooth will require regular medical care to keep food from being caught in the hole.
The pain is likely to recur periodically as infection comes and goes from the damage site.
Systemic infection chance grows over the course of years, becoming more and more likely every year.