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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a 5 yr old shitzue she has a puffness below her right

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I have a 5 yr old shitzue she has a puffness below her right eye---if this is caused from absess tooth would the fluid in this puffy area be puss or blood?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. The fluid could be serum, blood, pus, or a combination of those fluids predicated upon Molly's response to the infection Dental X-rays will clarify if that puffiness represents a tooth root abscess which has fistulated to the spot under her right eye. Directly visualizing the maxillary 4th premolar and 1st molar on Molly's right side may or may not suggest abscessation. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish. I'm at a continuing education seminar between 3/3-3/6 and will be in and out but promise to reply as soon as possible if need be.

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