Aslan is a rare 10 year-old male white lion that lives at the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa. When Aslan broke his canines a few years ago, his personality changed; he became like a different cat. Aslan was more agitated and more aggressive. He isolated himself from the pride.
A Lion Without His Bite Is Not Really A Lion
Kevin Richardson, lion whisperer and animal behaviorist states, “A lion without its bite is not really a lion, it’s really important for a lion to have a full set of teeth that are usable.” Fixodent enabled a complex and risky 4-hour surgery to be performed on Aslan, to repair the damaged teeth, and they produced a fascinating video telling the lion’s story about his dental journey.
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Aslan’s, surgery was completed on-site at the sanctuary and lasted almost six hours. Once Aslan’s teeth were repaired and his pain was gone, he was a more secure, happier lion. Soon he was able to be successfully reintroduced back into his pride. Within a short period of time, the lions were all lying together contentedly. As Mr. Richardson affirmed, “The king is back!”
Aslan’s Dental Pain
Aslan’s reaction to his dental pain was just like what people experience. “Dental pain is a chronic…debilitating pain,” states Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp, Animal Dentist, “It’s a pain that you don’t want to do things, you’re just thinking of the tooth all the time.” Tooth pain stops people from doing what they want to do. It holds them down and prevents them from accomplishing their goals. It controls their lives and results in a poor quality of life. Dental pain can also have a negative impact on family relations.
Avoidance and Compartmentalization of Dental Health
Many people tend to compartmentalize their dental health. When they have a physical problem, they readily seek treatment, but these same people will endure persistent tooth pain for ages. They view the mouth as separate from the rest of the body. The question to ask them is, ‘How is this affecting the rest of your life?’ Chronic tooth pain can disrupt sleep, diminish the ability to learn and affect nutrition. Imagine the possibilities for a better life, if tooth pain was eliminated!
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