? Should I consider Dental work to improve Mazi's BG'S?

Discussion in 'Lantus / Levemir / Biosimilars' started by Mazi's Mom, May 11, 2024.

  1. Mazi's Mom

    Mazi's Mom Member

    Apr 18, 2024
    So Mazi has about 80% of his teeth extracted due to dental disease. His dental work was done in 2020. Since then he has 1 broken tooth. I've recently realized that poor dental health can affect a cats glucose.

    My question is, should I consider getting Mazis 1 broken tooth extracted or would it be hard on his body and 1 tooth wouldn't be worth it?

    Based on his already established SS, do you think removing that 1 broken tooth would help improve his BG numbers?
    What would be the risks of dental work and anesthesia?

    Also yesterday I posted his recent and previous labs. Im just missing his labs from when he was diagnosed in March with DKA/DM, but I am working on getting those lab values.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback!
  2. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    Link to yesterday: https://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB...-84l-11-130l-pmps-135a-126l-4-89a-86l.289844/

    Not many times do people have blood work from before diabetes diagnosis for us to know what Mazi normal is. Good to see that lab work from before. If his last dental work was 4 years ago and he's already lost most of his teeth, I'd be curious if there are any other problems under the gum line that you can't see with what remains. Needing a dental is one of top reason cats fall out of remission or cause cats on insulin to be hard to regulate. Since Mazi is only 10, he's still relatively young. Your vet would be the best one to say if dental/anaesthesia would be OK for him. An alternative is to see if you can get referred to a dental specialist vet, who are more used to dealing with complicated cat dentals.
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  3. Don Degludec

    Don Degludec Member

    Feb 17, 2024
    I would most definitely consider it.
    It took Mister four dentals, all within the span of a year, to have the myriad of issues and infections that were the result of prolonged, poor dental hygiene eliminated. Only after his oral health being put back into place could I regulate him.
    If anything, learn from my mistake - you definitely don't want to wait until things get out of control.

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