Early tooth loss can occur in just about any cat or dog for a number of reasons. Early tooth loss is a term used to describe the loss of teeth due to gum infections, tooth decay, or gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when the gums, or the gingiva become inflamed due to bacterial biofilms such as plaque, building up. It is important to clean your pets teeth, keep them healthy, and have their veterinarian check their teeth during check ups. If tooth and gum infections are caught early and taken care of with teeth cleaning, it may help decrease the chances of early tooth loss.
To learn more about early tooth loss in pets, check out our Pet Health Concerns Guide. By enrolling your pet with Trupanion, your cat or dog’s policy will include coverage for diagnostic tests, medications, surgeries, hereditary and congenital disorders, as long as treatment for a certain condition is required after enrolling and is not pre-existing.
Has your pet ever experienced any problems with early tooth loss? If so, we would love to hear from you and any comments, advice, experiences, of thoughts on this condition.