Butch's Torn Gingiva

by: Dr. Joyce Ashamalla at Hinsdale Animal Hospital

This is Butch, a 2 year old male intact Bulldog mix. He was brought to the clinic after running underneath a wire chainlink fence and owner noting blood on his face. After a physical exam, we found upon oral inspection that he had torn away his upper gingiva from the maxilla. Fortunately, we were able to suture his wound up without any complications. Butch did really well. We also highly encouraged the owners to neuter him as this may help reduce the risk of him trying to escape.