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Recommendation for cat dental specialist in the GTA

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Recommendation for cat dental specialist in the GTA

My 2yr old cat broken his fang tooth while playing with his sibling. My vet says he's just a small clinic equipped to do the extraction and anything else would require a dental specialist. I'd like to explore other options to see if the tooth can potentially be saved.
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Personally, I would take my cat to a dental specialist. Board certified dental specialists operate out of the VEC on McMurrich St. in Toronto. Note that at this time, there is a locked door policy in that your cat would have to be dropped off and you would speak with the specialist dentist by phone.
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Wanted to update the thread for others in the future.

We asked multiple vets -- most said they will want to do the extraction. The vet that we take our cats to was super honest with us, and said he only knows how to do the extraction.

We ended up going to VEC - Dr. Sharon French; dropped off our cat and she called us from the inside after diagnosis. We ended up going with root canal procedure, and picked up our cat that same night. The cost was originally estimated at $3600-$3800, and the final price was $3326.90 after tax. It's only been a day, and the cat seems to be recovering well.
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penquin1 - Dr. Sharon French is very good - actually I saw her on TV. An animal program I was watching used the doctors and the VEC in the documentary. I thought that everything looked very familiar since I am all too familiar with Dr. Heather Gray one of the other specialists.

I am happy for your cat! I know it is hard with the closed door policy to all but pets, but there isn't much you can do.
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I think the drop off program being continued at vets vs letting us come in with our pet is unnecessary now that we are in stage 3. I can go in with my pet to Petsmart, get my teeth cleaned at my dentist etc. so why can't I go in with my dog if I feel he/she needs that extra reassurance.
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Recommend Dr. Sharon French at VEC Toronto (near Rosedale). Had to remove all of my cat's teeth (minus the canine). She was very informative and helpful and was cost sensitive. Given that this was during COVID, I only had the chance to do phone consultations. APparently she's also the dentist on site for the Toronto Zoo.
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Our experience with Dr. Sharon French is just amazing. Definitely on the expensive side but I'd say worth every penny. When we asked around, most vets aren't equipped to do anything but extraction.

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