Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.
It does sound like he has stomatitis......poor baby.
Gingivitis leads to a disorder called Stomatitis.
We usually remove all the teeth from these patients because dental abscesses lead to oral legions.
he is better off without the teeth because once the bacteria from decaying teeth gets into he bloodstream it can affect all the cats organs and cause kidney or liver failure as well as cardiac issues.
Cats that have Stomatitis, which is a severe inflammation of the mouth have a lot of pain and often stop eating. That is a different condition than normal gingivitis which is treatable by dental scaling. However, Stomatitis is NOT treatable so annual cleanings are a waste of time and money because the oral bacteria enters the stomach and makes the cat extremely ill. Antibiotics and steroids are often used.We usually recommend removal of all teeth for best results. Then the cat lives a normal healthy life eating soft food.he does not even miss the teeth.Here is info you can print and refer to.
In the meantime swab his mouth with honey.repeat every 2 hours to give him relief
. It is a remarkable healing agent:
In addition, add one quarter of a 4 mg chlortrimeten to a tablespoon of baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic.
Give it every 24 hours. It is very tiny so he will not detect it
Feed him only baby food till his mouth heals up. He will eventually need antibiotics and possibly steroids to clear up any infection.
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