Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 21 October 2010 14:37
A wolverine will have four root canals performed on it by veterinary dentists in Winnipeg, according to CBC News.
The wolverine is considered one of the fiercest animals in the world. This wolverine is an 11-year-old from Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo.
The veterinarians found the dental problems last month when treating the animal for another problem. They discovered the teeth issue and realized the animal needed a lot of work.
Wolverine teeth have longer than normal roots, so the procedure will take time.
The work will be done at the Birchwood Animal Hospital. After the surgery, the wolverine will be brought back to the zoo in a crate lined with steel. When it wakes up, it will be placed back into its habitat with a new set of teeth.