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Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (also known as FORLs or neck lesions) are one of the most common abnormalities we see in our feline patients. This is a very painful disease and affects up to two thirds of cats. The cause of FORLs is unknown but is characterized by the progressive resorption of the tooth.
The first thing we see in these kitties' mouths is a small area of redness at the gingival margin and a small defect on the enamel of the tooth at the gumline. As the disease progresses, the gum becomes more inflamed and the area becomes painful.
If you have any questions about the oral health of your kitty, please give us a call to schedule an evaluation!