I was just sitting down on the couch with my laptop to catch up here on TP when I hear what sounds like my cat jumping off of the table (she likes to lay on the kitchen table even though I don't really like her up there..but she looks so happy up there)..but it didn't sound like her normal jumping down..it sounded like she hit the floor wierd or harder or something. So I got up to look at her and she was licking her lips. I went to pick her up and she ran upstairs. So once I got to her she was still licking her lips so I looked in her mouth. Her upper right canine tooth broke off at the tip and her lower lip below it had a tiny spot of blood. I think she was trying to jump up onto the table and hit the placemat and slipped or something and I guess she hit her face on the floor. It just broke off the tip of the tooth. I've been watching her and she's acting completely normal so I'm pretty positive that was the only damage done. I'm just wondering now if I need to do something about that tooth or if it will be fine like it is...
Poor baby..I'm pretty sure your cat will be fine...My cat acts not so graceful at times as well..She also loves sitting on the kitchen table and play with the curtains that are right next to it, I'm pretty sure she'll be fine, though.
This needs attention as soon as possible. Allot of times cats will suffer in silence (doesn't seem to bother them) but there's a nerve exposed so she is suffering. Unattended the broken tooth will become a bacteria trap that could lead to more serious problems.
Our cat broke off the bottom 1/4 inch of a top canine a couple years ago. We had it checked out, and decided to forgo the pricey extraction at the time, since the nerve is not exposed. She is fine for now -- we just need watch it. I hope you can do the same.