Kiya hasn’t been herself the last couple of months and at 13 years old there were so many possibilities! Blood work and physical exam were normal but some wicked dog breath pointed to the mouth as the potential culprit. Sure enough, this mondo molar was busted open with infection melting the surrounding bone and a little while longer might have broken the jaw. Thank goodness her parents are local heroes and allowed me to fix the whole thing up. The tooth is gone, the gingiva sewn and Kiya awake and high on drugs.. and all before 10am. Hallelujah.