A grade 4 mouth, in vet dental circles is like a sale - where all items must go! It is devastating when we see pets whose mouths are in such a state - whether it be deliberate neglect or ignorance. However, I have also seen pets with such significant disease under the gums but the teeth themselves (the part we see when we flip the lip), does not look too bad.
This is why a thorough oral cavity examination has to include probing and dental radiographs under anaesthetic.
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