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    Batty has to have one pulled. He's booked into the vets for 5pm tomorrow (earliest they could fit us in). It's not bothering him, he's showing no sign of any pain or discomfort, at the moment he's chewing a bone on the tooth in question. The problem is that the tooth itself is nearly black. It looks gross.

    Has anyone had a dog needing a tooth pulled before and what happens during the procedure? Is it a GA thing?

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    Is it a baby tooth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Is it a baby tooth?
    Yeah it is.

    We're going down this arvo and the vet will have a quick look for me to see if he can pull it out right there otherwise it'll be in for sedation to have it pulled tomorrow. He's getting a full check up at the same time tomorrow too.

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    My boy had two canines, one was his baby tooth, it was black. I waited until he went to sleep then just pulled it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    My boy had two canines, one was his baby tooth, it was black. I waited until he went to sleep then just pulled it myself
    I don't want to hurt him! I think it would be best if the nurses can do it, would be brilliant actually. I think it's both, the same tooth on both sides of his mouth. Will try to get photos

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    One of my mums poodles had to have a back tooth pulled (adult tooth)

    GA, quick recovery. They just gave her mushy food for a few days until it healed plus some pain meds afterwards.

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    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.

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    Just open his jaws and see how bad it is Angela? Got some sharp nose little pliers? Got some bonjela?

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    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.

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    Play tug maybe?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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