One of the K9 baby teeth is not coming out

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One of the K9 baby teeth is not coming out

Post by Clown9644 » 13 Aug 2018, 00:47

The one K9 tooth, located in the front right lower of his mouth is a double. What I think is the baby tooth is on the outside and what appears to be a fully developed adult K9 is inside of it. I have checked and neither tooth is loose. Chewy is now 8 1/2 months old and is still a very active chewer. It does not appear that this double tooth issue bothers him nearly as much as it does me. I am of course concerned about not being able to clean between them and of course he will eventually have decay and or gum issues in that area.

At what point do I go the the vet and have them remove the tooth? Am I over reacting and it is still too early for all the baby teeth to come out?

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Re: One of the K9 baby teeth is not coming out

Post by Robin black mini » 13 Aug 2018, 05:36

Hi David..I have seen this retained canine in my poodle pups up to seven months...after this,the canine usually loosens and is pushed out by the new adult tooth...if it's wobbly,a chew toy,gentle tug games etc would help the deciduous tooth to come out.
in your dog's case you say both teeth seem immobile,despite him being an active chewer....the risks for the mouth involve puncture to the gum,incorrect setting of the new tooth,entrapment of food etc..so you want this tooth to come out.
I'd definitely pop into the vet to get his opinion..he may want to do an x Ray or pop him under for a swift removal of the tooth..it really should come out as it is overdue re timing .From nine months on the adult teeth will be setting into the gum and this tooth will definitely complicate things if left.
It will take a vet minutes to pull this tooth with the dog under a light anaesthetic,so not a big surgery..don't worry.
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Re: One of the K9 baby teeth is not coming out

Post by schnauzer » 13 Aug 2018, 09:30

Our Gino had a puppy tooth that had to be removed it was a top. One beside the incisor it was removed at 9mths also had him Nuetered while he was asleep that day. No problems he was back to normal in a couple of days x
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Re: One of the K9 baby teeth is not coming out

Post by Oscar 12345 » 13 Aug 2018, 09:49

David how lovely to hear from you again. I often think about how the two of you are getting on. Otto had a retained tooth until he was 6 months old. I set about trying to loosen it and remove it by playing tug and it didn't take long to go. If the adult tooth is in the right place i.e. not being pushed to an angle then I would try some games of tug and try to get it loose, once loose it will come out. If the tooth has been pushed to an incorrect angle/position then I would get him to the vet for them to see it. When playing tug just make sure the toy etc. is at the front of his mouth and on the side with the retained tooth. Good luck and would love to hear how you both have been getting on.
Otto's motto - Everything's a toy unless it's edible...

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Re: One of the K9 baby teeth is not coming out

Post by Clown9644 » 13 Aug 2018, 11:51

Thanks for the responses. We do play a lot of tug but not sure its with the toys aimed at the lingering tooth. I will pay much more attention to that. Since the permanent tooth seems to be aligned correctly I will give it a FEW more days and if not coming out we will visit the vet. I may sneak a finger onto it to encourage it to loosen up as well!!

Chewy (names after Chewbacca of Star Wars) and I are doing very well, thanks for asking Julie. We finally made it through the "where to go potty phase" but must admit that the reward form of training did not work. I finally brought out the plastic fly swatter to reinforce my displeasure. Took 2 occasions for him to figure it out and became a very demanding I need to go out NOW fella. He got even with the swatter by the way, I left it somewhere and he got hold of it and it was all over the dining room when I discovered it. As mentioned earlier he is a chewer. He really likes the flavor of the backing on my Early American furniture skirting, an iron on glue white stuff. I have repaired it, doesn't look too bad but I am a bachelor so not as picky as you ladies would be. We are very close but he is also comfortable with me not being home. I have never had a dog as loving as he is. He will jump into my lap and roll over on his back and lay in my arms like a baby would. Loves a good belly rub but will lay there and chew on a toy for an hour. He destroys toys rather quickly though with his living up to his name. I bought a tough touted as being indestructible for active chewers, it lasted less than 30 minutes!

All in all we are happy together and I know that the destructive stage is about over. Stuff is just stuff but a puppies love is beyond it all.

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Re: One of the K9 baby teeth is not coming out

Post by Oscar 12345 » 13 Aug 2018, 12:07

David so pleased that you and Chewy have bonded so well and yes I used to wiggle Otto's tooth with my finger whenever I could.
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