A grizzly bear living in a Kamloops wildlife park underwent a root canal last Friday to repair a damaged tooth.
Knute, the eight-year-old bear, was in a lot of pain after a broken canine tooth became infected.
Staff determined that he needed a root canal to remove the dead tissue.
Veterinarians were brought in from the University of Calgary to help sedate the 250-kilogram bear.
He was hoisted onto a surgical table where vets took X-rays to have a better look at the tooth (Not surprisingly, doctors didn’t want a close-up look at the damaged tooth before the bear was anesthetized.)
Veterinarians took three hours to perform the root canal.
Knute is recovering well, they said.
A grizzly bear underwent a root canal at wildfire park in Kamloops.
Author: John Azpiri
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