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Thread: Over, level or under bite ?

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    Just from one giant owner to another. A large overbite can cause problems in a giant, because their teeth are very large. But the best thing would be to see this through and watch his mouth carefully...If he does get ulcerations or rubbed areas or has trouble eating, then someone will have to think about removing some teeth.

    We had a very badly bred Newfie Rescue, who was very thin. He had a significant underbite and one of his canines was intervering with the bite of his mouth. Also ulcerations, he was 14 month old. One canine removed and he was great and we had him and his crooked smile until he was 9years old. I have since seen a few more in Rescue (probably from the same Breeder) and we have done the same........

    Also could your Breeder maybe have a look and see the lie of the land, they should know......And maybe check what the parents teeth look like. If they are happy with over bites, it should be OK.
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    Can dogs have tooth decay? Can they have toothaches because of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BorderCollieCallix View Post
    Can dogs have tooth decay? Can they have toothaches because of this?
    Dogs do get tooth decay, but it is often the wear on the gums that cause most of the problems, such as pressure sores and sometimes that leads to infection abscesses. Decay in dogs is slightly different, they can get it, but they do not seem to get the root nerve pain we get. Again it can lead to abscesses
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