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    Default My Doggy's Tooth is About to Fall Out!

    Just before Christmas I noticed my doggy had a loose front tooth & the one beside it was light grey. I took him to the vet & she said the loose one might reattach itself & the grey one looked fine. No infection etc etc but to keep an eye on it.

    I can only assume he bumped it while playing or running up the stairs like a mad thing to damage them. I do remember him hitting the stairs so hard once the house shook but I can't remember if that was when he still had his milk teeth. He must of hurt his mouth because he licked for ages. I did check when it happened & everything looked fine.

    Anyway, tonight it's just holding on & about to fall out. I will ring the vet in the morning but is there really any point? It's not his milk teeth, he's 1 now!

    Please tell me it's not that bad! It's just a tooth!!

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    It fell out!

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    My boy Griffen is missing one of his canine teeth. It was dead for around 6 months before it broke off at the gum line.
    We have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get infected but other than that he's fine, even if he does have a wonky smile now

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    My dog has one tooth missing. It's one of her rear teeth. She was hit in the mouth by a golf ball, hit by a neighbour's child, at fairly close quarters. At first it only look like a chip, but it went a bit deeper than that, so I had to have it removed, before she suffered pain. Cost an arm and a leg to have it removed, but I have suffered tooth ache myself, so didn't want her to have that.

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    One of my dogs is missing one of her canine teeth after she snapped it off at the gum line!! It had to be removed under GA and the vet showed me the root and it was HUGE!!!

    She just had to eat soft food for a while and I needed to be careful as there was a big gaping hole left behind.

    bordeaux.. did your dog have to have the root removed as well? The vet told me that the exposed nerves are very painful. I guess if your dogs tooth was dead for a while prior to coming off, the nerves would also be dead. My dogs tooth was snapped off in dramatic fashion so different scenerio altogether. She was in terrible pain, poor darling.

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    The root is still there but it had been dead for almost a year before it broke off.

    My vet said while he's eating fine and showing no signs of pain theres no problem with leaving it. I just have to check it once a week to make sure it's not getting infected but the longer it goes the less likely that will happen. It's been around 6 months since it broke and we haven't had any trouble yet *touch wood*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux View Post
    The root is still there but it had been dead for almost a year before it broke off.

    My vet said while he's eating fine and showing no signs of pain theres no problem with leaving it. I just have to check it once a week to make sure it's not getting infected but the longer it goes the less likely that will happen. It's been around 6 months since it broke and we haven't had any trouble yet *touch wood*
    Yeah the root and nerves would certainly have died by now. They do look a bit wonky when they smile don't they My girl is a stafford so when she smiles her big Stafford grin she looks a bit silly!!! Doesn't bother her one bit

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    Yes a stafford grin would look a little different with missing teeth I like to think it adds charactor

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    I just rang the vet & the receptionist/vet nurse said he should be fine. Just to keep an eye on him. I don't think he's in pain, he looks like his happy self & couldn't wait to play with his kong toy filled with treats!

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    Like us, a missing tooth isnt going to affect them too much.

    My dogs have all their teeth but one of my cats had soemthing happen to her (no idea what, she just came home one day with her fang sticking straight out the front) and she had to have the canine, a couple of front teeth and soem back teeth removed.

    She didnt even notice and still chomped on bikkies hard out (all she would eat)

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