my dog broke 2 of his front small teeth, what do I do?
Type of Animal: dog
Age: 1 yr 2 months
nothing not sure what to do.
Hi. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.
How long ago were they broken?
Hi Dr. Lee thank you
Thanks for the info.
With broken incisors, there are a couple routes of dealing with this.
Either root canal therapy or removal of the teeth.
He was jumping up to see my neighbor's dog over the chain link fence and 2 of his 3 front little front teeth
My suggestion is removal of the teeth as dogs don't really need the incisors to eat and they do well without them. Root canal is relatively expensive.
Do you have any questions or concerns?
do I have to go to a specialty vet to have them removed and what is the average cost? I know that when a human breaks a tooth they experience a great deal of pain, I am concerned that he is in a lot of pain.
Your regular vet should be able to do that, assuming s/he has the right equipment for this. Average cost would be about $400 to $500.
There is pain involved, that is the reason he should have those teeth taken care of as soon as possible.
Your vet will also prescribe pain medication for him.
for this procedure will he have to stay over night?
No. It's usually done the same day. Come in the morning, go home at night.
It does require general anesthesia.
Do you have any other questions or concerns?
well the money, are there any other options?
Unfortuantely not. You can try to call around to find the least expensive place to do so. But it does involve a lot.
Your other option is to have root canal done on both teeth, and that would likely cost $1,000.
Leaving the broken tooth in will eventually lead to infection and abscess, that might affect the adjacent teeth. Not to mention the pain.
no, thank you for your time and answering my questions Dr. Lee
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