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My mini dachshund tried jumping off the couch, got caught,

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My mini dachshund tried jumping off the couch, got caught, and landed into a plastic cat toy face first. It knocked out his two upper teeth (the smaller ones between his canines). He knocked them clear out, there was minimal bleeding, but I'm super worried (I'm a person medic, not an animal medic!) Any suggestions?
JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out.
Customer: You mean Jennifer?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dachshund?
Customer: Oh okay, this is automated. He is 5 months old, is calm right now, and seems to be in no pain. Lets me look into his mouth it very little trouble.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

At 5 months, he may have been lucky enough that these weren't permanent teeth. In any case, dogs do just fine when missing a few. I would recommend a brief exam with your vet and letting them look the teeth over that were knocked out. If the full root of the tooth is present, no surgery may be needed aside from potentially closing the sockets. If they aren't fully present, your vet will likely need to drill the roots out and then close the sockets. Antibiotics and pain medication are wise in a situation like this.

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