It was a very satisfying case. Luna was found to have a retained tooth root. Whilst the adult canine had been extracted, her puppy tooth had also fractured when the larger dog bit her face and the root was left behind and never found. Here, it acted as a nidus for infection generating constant pain. Tom also found that an adult incisor had also fractured at a later date due to misadventure leaving another tooth root behind in the jaw.
Once Tom performed the surgery to remove both roots, Luna was almost instantly a happier dog. Her owners noticed a massive change within the same week.
Another heartwarming factor was her lip. Tom was able to plan a surgery to reconstruct her face so she no longer would have to live with a cleft lip. It was a real surprise for the owners who thought the door for surgery had closed and that she’d just have to live like it.