Discolored Tooth Necessitates Dental Check-Up for Polar Bear

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Keepers at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park were worried after noting that a polar bear named Victor had a discolored tooth. A dentist was called in to check all of the bear’s teeth.

Key takeaways:

  • After spotting the discolored tooth, keepers at the park recommended that a dental checkup be carried out to diagnose the problem.

  • A team was constituted to have the polar bear undergo a dental checkup as well as any other necessary tests.

  • The planning phases took an entire month with the culmination of the procedure being a full dental checkup of all 42 teeth and an x-ray. After all that, the dentist found no treatment was necessary.

The 18-year-old bear was lifted onto a makeshift operating table where all his 42 teeth were checked as well as an x-ray.

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