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Teething Question UPDATE
 
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:44 pm   Post subject:  Teething Question UPDATE Back to top 

Roofus has his adult teeth coming in (I can see them *just* poking through the gums) but his puppy teeth are still present!!
I called my vet to ask, and they said they normally take care of things like that during spay/neutering. I adopted/rescued Roofus and he was already neutered at 9 weeks.
So, my questions are:
-will the presence of baby teeth harm the adult teeth (placement, function etc) ?
-would this be causing pain to Roofus?
-if I were to medically intervene should I wait to make sure no other teeth are affected?

So far it's happening on the lower jaw, the two tiny teeth on either side of the center pair.
He's just shy of 17 weeks old.

Thanks!!


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Anonymous
PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:17 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

THose teeth WILL come out...sometimes they can be a bit stubborn, ut usually by 6 or 7 months, they're all out...gentle games of tug, giving rope bones- can help. And yes, those gums are probably sore sore sore! I gave Munchie frozen wash cloths to gnaw on to help numb those gums, too...but soon, all of this will be behind you both Very Happy

But if they still seem rather solidly in that mouth at 6 months...your vet can extract them- retained baby teeth can misalign some teeth, but really, at this point, there's nothing to worry over at all.


Teri

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Anonymous
PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:36 pm   Post subject:  Re: Teething Question Back to top 

Thanks Teri!! Phew! Embarassed
I've always adopted older dogs, this is my first pup, so of course I worry!

He already has a dental anomoly. He has a double-crowned top incisor, so I lok at his mouth/teeth frequently to check for other abnormalities.
Earlier this morning the baby teeth were stead fast, tonight they wiggle a little, so hopefully that means they are going to fall out on their own.
I had having to sedate/anethetise!!

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Anonymous
PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:53 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

Oooh...so they're already loose? Cool! They'll come out in no time then!

And worrying over our babies is natural Wink

I hear ya about having to sedate our dogs...always worries me no end- but from the sound of it, Roofus