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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Does Batty let you or anyone else play with his mouth, pull his tongue, push his lips up, poke his teeth?

    Then it maybe possible they can get some local anaesthetic in and just grab the tooth with pliers and quick wrist flick and it's out.

    But if he wriggles too much and isn't interested in opening wide calmly for the vet, it might be a GA.

    For horses, the man had this kind of super bit bridle thing that could be used to lever and hold the horse's mouth open for filing and dental adjustment. If the horse puts up with that without exploding then no GA required. There might be a similar tool for dogs, I don't know.
    He has no problems with anyone opening his mouth or touching his teeth at all He opens his mouth for me to look in when I say "Open Jaws".

    I'll be going down around his nap time so hopefully he won't be too wriggly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Just open his jaws and see how bad it is Angela? Got some sharp nose little pliers? Got some bonjela?
    I don't have bonjela, but I will be buying some this arvo. I do have needle noses, but I really don't know how confident I am trying that one!

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    If its a baby tooth and its gone black it will probably come out easy. I just pulled it out with my fingers, he didn't even wake up.
    Thanks MAC, I'm still very hesitant about it. I don't want to cause any other problems at all.

    The photo is the tooth that isn't as bad. It's the same tooth on the other side of his mouth that I'm more worried about as it's far worse than this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Does Batty let you or anyone else play with his mouth, pull his tongue, push his lips up, poke his teeth?

    Then it maybe possible they can get some local anaesthetic in and just grab the tooth with pliers and quick wrist flick and it's out.

    But if he wriggles too much and isn't interested in opening wide calmly for the vet, it might be a GA.

    For horses, the man had this kind of super bit bridle thing that could be used to lever and hold the horse's mouth open for filing and dental adjustment. If the horse puts up with that without exploding then no GA required. There might be a similar tool for dogs, I don't know.
    Did you mean one of these things? I can't remember what they are called, but IMO it depends on the horse. My one had his wolf tooth removed, and he was fine until she came near it. She just brushed it with the file, and he went crazy. As soon as she moved away, he calmed right down. She didnt use a GA on him and hes been fine ever since.
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    Been to the vets (spoke to one of the vet nurses and she suggested I bring him down this arvo and they'd let me know if they thought he'd need a GA and what to do to prepare for it).

    His teeth are fine, just dead baby teeth that haven't quite fallen out yet. Apparently they'll drop out in the next day or so and he'll be fine. Also had a good look at his skin too, which has improved greatly and all is good for Batty. He's still going for a check up tomorrow though

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