How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 17682
Experience:  Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
60269376
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Rescue a dog it's teeth are loose but are pink can I

Customer Question

Rescue a dog it's teeth are loose but cum are pink can I save them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before.Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

I am very sorry to say that if her teeth are loose, then the chance of saving them are slim. Once a tooth has become loose in its socket, there is not much that can be done. There are no real treatments to address this (not even for people). If she previously had poor nutrition, then feeding her a proper diet so that her body can care for its own gums/teeth can potentially help. But otherwise if her teeth are loose or even worse covered in tarter or rotten, then she may need a dental to remove those teeth that are compromised. That said, while that will sound daunting and would be terrible for a person, dogs do really well even without teeth. She may need a wet food diet afterwards (though many dogs are just as happy to keep having kibble with minimal crunching/chewing), but Molly can live a normal long lived life even if those teeth are beyong saving.

Overall, there isn't a treatment that will repair the loosening of teeth. Good nutrition can help if it has been lacking. But no matter what, it is a case of seeing how she is with this. If those teeth are causing her to struggle or causing pain, then they need to be addressed. Otherwise, you can monitor them but be prepared that loose ones could fall out on their own with time.

Please take care,

Dr. B.