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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2009, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,
I need an advice on our puppy. Our border collie accidentally chipped his tooth playing with a rock another day. It is his permanent fang. Most of the tooth is unbroken, but I wonder if I need to take him to the vet and what the vet can do to help.
The puppy is not in pain. He is a little sensitive on this side of his mouth (he was bleeding a little in the beginning, but it stopped and his mouth is not swollen or anything like that).
Any suggestion if I should take him to a vet or can it heal itself?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2009, 03:09 PM
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If he chipped a canine and you can see the inside of the tooth, then yes, I would recommend taking him to the vet... Teeth get infected very easily, and if left exposed and untreated, the infection can spread to his gums...either way, I'd go get him checked out just to be safe.
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thanks Riddick. I will check it out.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 12:53 AM
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Hope you immediately take him, some of dog diseases caused by mouth problem. Hope there's nothing serious about him, please keep us updated.

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If he chipped a canine and you can see the inside of the tooth, then yes, I would recommend taking him to the vet... Teeth get infected very easily, and if left exposed and untreated, the infection can spread to his gums...either way, I'd go get him checked out just to be safe.

It can also lead to chronic ear infections too.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:06 PM
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Yes take him to the vet, and be very careful what you let him play with! How old is your dog? if he is a very young puppy he probably still has baby teeth so the vet will probably just remove it but you do need to get it checked out. you dont want an abcess to form itll be more stressful for the dog and more money to sort out! good luck xxx


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all advice.
I checked the tooth and I couldn't see the inside of it. It is just chipped a little on the outside. The puppy is not in pain or any discomfort. The cut on his gum healed nicely too. If I notice any change in his behavior, I will take him immediately. For now he is just happy old self.
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if hes eating perfectly fine then he should be ok. good idea tho take him if he gets worse or changes behavior! also DONT LET HIM PLAY WITH ROCKS


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