Shelby is 10 years old and has some dental surgery on Thursday. She has high blood pressure and a side effect of her medication causes her gums to grow over her teeth. It is now at the point we need to do something about it. Other than that her teeth are great, the vet can’t believe how clean they are for a Sheltie. So the vet is going to cut her gums back, clean her teeth, and probably remove her bottom 4 incisors. Those have been impacted the worst by this gum overgrowth. If they see anything abnormal they will send biopsies. We know this will not stop the gums from growing and we will probably need to do this regularly to keep Shelby comfortable. But hopefully she won’t need more extractions. I just do not know what to expect. Has anyone had this done before? If so what was recovery like? How much pain and for how long? I know she will have pain meds and antibiotics and will need soft food for a few days. I’m thinking she might have some trouble drinking and keeping her tongue in her mouth without her bottom teeth. I just want her to be able to play with her toys again without getting a bloody mouth. I can’t wait for this to be over.