What do you do if you’re a lion experiencing tooth pain so bad that it makes it difficult to eat? You’d do the same thing any of us would do: you find a good root canal dentist. In South Africa, a rare white lion recently underwent a successful six-hour dental operation to remove the broken roots of its two rotting canine teeth. The nine year old lion’s deteriorating dental state and resulting pain caused it to become isolated, aggressive and agitated by its inability to bite down. “A lion without its bite is not really a lion,” said Wildlife Sanctuary officials, “It’s important for a lion to have a full set of teeth that are usable”.