Chicago porcupine goes to the dentist

By WEEK Producer

May 13, 2014 Updated May 14, 2014 at 9:41 AM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- A regular dental appointment for a porcupine.

Pilgrim the porcupine has an unusual tooth problem.

The Brookfield Zoo porcupine is getting to be long in the tooth literally.

She's only eleven years old, but one of her teeth keeps growing which means every two months she goes to a dentist to get her tooth cut back.

For, Pilgrim, that means a dremil cut off tool.

By tomorrow, Pilgrim should be back on display with a beautiful porcupine smile.