This happy golden retriever is Leo. Leo was recently seen for his Annual Health Exam by Dr. Haley who noticed a defect over the root of his upper right canine tooth. Suspecting a tooth root abscess, a dental cleaning was scheduled. During the dental an x-ray revealed that the tooth was not abscessed, however a small defect in the bone overlying the tooth root was found. Dr. Haley performed a gingival flap to expose the damaged area and found some foreign material under the gum tissue. This area was cleaned, debrided and re-sutured. Luckily for Leo he recovered well and was able to keep his tooth. Congratulations Leo on being this month’s Pet of the Month.