Dentist performs roots canal procedure on tiger in UK zoo
London, Jan 9: Performing root canal procedure on his patients is nothing new for a dentist but here is a dentist who did the same on a tiger while an armed keeper guarded him with a shotgun. A bravery award for this doctor please!
Fabi is Paignton Zoo's adult male tiger used for breeding and hence his good health is key.
Matthew is one of the few veterinary dentists in the UK and treats animals at various clinics in London. The root canal of a big tiger, however, will remain one of the dentist's high cases in his career. The tiger though was calm before the operation and went to sleep after being injected.
Tigers' teeth are vulnerable since they chew on hard objects.