It's the result of injury or infection. However, tooth loss for adult cats in general is a sign of imbalance in their body. A common cause of tooth loss in canines is due to diseased teeth and gums. As you can see in the picture taken after Sissy was under general anesthesia, the lower right canine tooth (even in cats it is called a canine tooth) is fractured near the tip. He is an adult male, approximately 9 years. There are different types of tooth luxation -- the clinical term that is given for a dislocation of the tooth from its normal spot in the mouth. My cat recently lost his upper left canine tooth (I'm not sure how, perhaps in a fight). I first noticed the tooth when I saw the cat sleeping. She is an active outdoor cat, just coming up 7 years old, who hunts daily and often gets into scraps - … I have just noticed that my cat, Hazel, has lost her front left upper canine tooth. In vertical luxation, the tooth may move up (intrusion) or down (extrusion) in its bony socket. While feline tooth loss is common, it's not normal. If it’s a kitten simply loosing her baby teeth. Tooth Luxation or Avulsion in Cats. If your adult cat has a decidedly gap-toothed smile -- in other words, he's lost some chompers -- he's not alone. The tooth will come out on its own during play. Nothing. Many cats lose a tooth or two over the course of their lives. Hello! When Do Cats Lose Baby Teeth? It seems to be sliced/broken off - the root and stub of the tooth is still there. It is not uncommon for a cat to lose 1 or 2 permanent teeth during their adult life. My cat, Potato, lost her canine tooth last night. I called the vet to get an antibiotic to prevent infection and she is telling me that she will have to have dental surgery. Many pet owners neglect the oral hygiene of their cats. This can lead to the accumulation of tartar and can make it difficult to tell whether they have lost a tooth. It won’t hurt her at all. A tooth fracture in a dog or cat can be complicated or uncomplicated. My vet in the UK couldn't see if the whole tooth is gone as the gum has closed over where the tooth was, so he booked him in for a general anesthetic to see if the root is still there and (I think) extract if it is. Now I've discovered that she lost her other fang and has only her small front teeth and far back teeth. I was worried then, but I thought she would be fine since she still had her other teeth to chew with. The mutation can be vertical (downward) or lateral (on either side). In advanced cases of periodontal disease, the gums loosen and teeth may become loose eventually causing them to fall out. Something white was hanging out of her mouth. The deciduous teeth are small enough to fit the kitten’s mouth, and fairly fragile compared with adult cat teeth. Cats begin losing their baby teeth at around 12 weeks or 3 months. It may get stuck in a toy or (more likely) kitten will swallow it. Species:Cat Age:12-13 Sex/Neuter status:Female/Spayed Breed:Short haired black Body weight:12 lbs History:slightly overweight but generally healthy, declawed Clinical signs:Lost lower canine tooth Duration:today Your general location:Iowa. They are also slightly translucent in color because the tooth tissue has a lower density. My cat is 14 years old and lost one of her fangs about a year ago.