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I took my dog to the vet because her jaw was painful, they…

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I took my dog to the vet because her jaw was painful, they cleaned her teeth. When I picked her up they said her jaw was broken, they noticed this during the cleaning. They said she had dead bone in her jaw, They wanted to do a $2000 surgery, but weren't sure it would help. She is nine.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Tilly

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tilly?

She has always favored her jaw somewhat and has had her teeth cleaned every year.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Tilly is going through this. Did they take dental x-rays prior to starting the tooth cleaning? Did she have any extractions?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
They did not take any X-rays, there were some extrractions.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm concerned that they did not take x-rays. That is the standard of care these days. If they had taken x-rays, they would have seen the dead bone in her jaw. I don't know if the extractions were done from the same area as the dead bone, but if they were it could have been avoided by doing dental x-rays first. I would take her to another vet that has dental x-rays and see what they have to say. Even if she does need a surgery, I would not have it done somewhere that does not take dental x-rays.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank You
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

You're welcome. Good luck with her. If I have been helpful, I would greatly appreciate your 5-star rating. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any other questions.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 30 days ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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