New study looks at pain post dental in cats
In a study aimed to evaluate pain scores plus analgesic and care needs, twenty-four cats were evaluated post dental treatment. Twenty-four cats were included in a prospective, blinded clinical trial. Results showed that pain scores were significantly increased in cats with severe disease. Pain scores were significantly correlated with the number of tooth extractions, gingival and calculus index. The study suggests that long-term analgesia is required after dental extractions in cats with severe oral disease.