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Treating Broken Teeth In Dogs

Treating Broken Teeth In Dogs

If your dog suffers from a broken tooth, it can be just as painful as when the same thing happens to you. It is just that pups do not have any way of communicating about suffering from these issues.

As pet parents, we should know about the signs of broken teeth in dogs. But, at the same time, we should also know the best ways dogs can get treatment when suffering from such a condition.

Here we would look at the steps needed to identify such an issue among dogs and get tips on broken teeth treatment.

We are sure that this would benefit all pet parents as such knowledge would help them keep their babies healthy and fit for a long time. At the same time, it would make sure that the dogs suffer less pain.

We would also look at the best toothbrushes and toothpaste for the dogs. Because in the end, the best way to cure such damage is by making sure that it does not happen.     

How to identify broken teeth in your dog

How to identify broken teeth in your dog?

There is no doubt that the best way to treat the broken tooth of a dog is to identify the issue as soon as you can. It will be more effective if you fix it early.

However, it is not so easy as dogs are pretty good at simply getting on with things. Even if they have a broken tooth, the dogs keep eating with it for several weeks on the stretch, if not months.

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Following are some steps that you need to take:

  • looking regularly
  • finding sources of infection
  • looking for swelling
  • seeing if they are drooling

Check your dog’s mouth regularly. First, it will help you identify if there is any source of pain over there. It will help you find out if it’s broken or not. One of the best things you can do in this regard is to check their mouths when brushing their teeth.

If you check your dog’s mouth thoroughly and repeatedly, you will be able to find the sources of infection in their mouths. It is a crucial part of their oral hygiene.

Gum diseases can become severe issues down the line. As the parent, you must find out about infections as quickly as possible. It is true for ones that begin with broken teeth.

When you are checking their mouths, you must find out if there is any swelling or not. If you are not sure about it, monitor it closely for a couple of days to see if it is getting any worse. This is something you would have to do. A noticeable symptom of broken teeth is drooling – and excessively so.

Things to do if your dog has a broken tooth

Things to do if your dog has a broken tooth 

Here is what you can do if your baby has suffered a broken tooth:

  • Take them to the vet
  • Take them to a dentist who specializes in animals
  • Ask them about sealing the teeth
  • Talk with them about root canal procedure
  • Think about extracting your teeth
  • Shower them with love following any procedure

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If you have seen any source of infection or find that one of their teeth is broken, you should take them to the vet. It is advisable under such circumstances. That way, the doctor would be able to inspect the infection or the break.

It is expected that they would have come across such instances pretty often. Depending on how much of your dog’s tooth is broken or how much of it is infected, it is better that you take your baby to a veterinary dentist so that they can get proper treatment. It also depends on how experienced your vet is.

This is especially true for severe cases. In such cases, you must not hesitate to ask the vet that you take your dog to if they have experience in treating such issues or not.

It will help you understand if there is any need for oral surgeries. Sealing the tooth is a viable option. But it would help if you did it when the break does not affect the root or the gums, for that matter.

You may have to get a root canal done if the tooth has been broken underneath the gum line. Your vet may suggest tooth extraction if it has been infected or fractured severely.

The surgical procedure may vary in terms of invasion and severity. However, your dog still needs some aftercare after its broken tooth is fixed.

Conclusion

A broken tooth is indeed rather painful for your dog. However, as we have said already, prevention is imperative, and one of the best ways to do so is to brush their teeth regularly. In all pet stores, you would find sections devoted to products supposed to help you maintain the oral hygiene of your furry baby.

Before buying any toothbrush for your dog, make sure it is appropriate for their breed, jaw, and size. For example, a toothbrush made for a Labrador would not work for a Chihuahua.

So, buy something more aptly suited to the needs of your dog. For example, when buying toothpaste for your dog, make sure you buy one that would keep their teeth free of plaque and tartar.

These can lead to gum infections. The thing with dog toothpaste products is that they have meaty flavors, and as such, they are rather appealing propositions for the canines.

Therefore, you must not try and use the minty fresh toothpaste that you use for your dogs. You can also look for rawhides and chew toys that prevent plaque buildup in their teeth.

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