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My 5 month old shepard broke s left uper cuspid off at the

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My 5 month old shepard broke his left uper cuspid off at the cumb leaving apointed part protruding what should be done ,it is still somewhat attached.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

At 5 months of age deciduous (baby) teeth and adult teeth may be present concomitantly. If the tooth that broke was a deciduous tooth, nothing need be done because it will eventually fall out unaided. If the tooth were an adult tooth, however, remnants of the tooth need to be extracted lest a root abscess arises. Have you found the part of the tooth that broke off? If it were a deciduous tooth it would be hollowed out and "frail" looking.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Gabriel. How is everything going?
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