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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 4 yr old multipoo has gum disease according to my vet.

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My 4 yr old multipoo has gum disease according to my vet. The dog has 4 loose front teeth which the vet wants to pull. Is there anyway of saving her teeth
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

If the incisors ("front teeth") are already loose, only extensive periodontal work performed by a specialist veterinary dentist might save them but in the great majority of the time they're simply extracted due to their not being the most important teeth in a dog's mouth as well as the considerable expense such work would entail. Most important, is having the rest of Lexi's teeth X-rayed to better understand if additional extractions are necessary and then have a thorough dental cleaning performed. Preventative care is then prescribed in an attempt to avoid further gum disease and tooth loss. This care might involve diets, supplements, and chews as well as regular dental cleaning once or twice yearly.

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