Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 16 February 2011 14:29
Veterinarians at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland recently did something they don’t do often.
They needed to perform surgery on a polar bear because the bear had a swollen jaw from antibiotics that did not cure an infection.
With the polar bear’s size, 10 people were needed to lift the bear onto the operating table. A team of four veterinarians was also needed to properly anesthetize the bear.
During the surgery, the veterinarians removed the infected tooth that caused the swelling. The procedure took four hours.