Bad Tooth/Cavity

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Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:33 am

I have yet to have a dog that had a cavity. BUT I have noticed a black spot on 1 of Waves teeth. Would that be that result of cracking a tooth on chewing a bone or damaging 1 of his teeth???? I feel soooo bad just identifying this. Of course, he has a scheduled appointment but what wouldve been the symptoms if he had a bad tooth?

I think he is too young to just have a cavity so I am assuming that he cracked the tooth in question?

Any input would be greatly appreciated. I brush his teeth etc but missed noticing this spot until today!

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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by swake » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:38 am

Fro my understanding a dog is never to young, besides puppy puppy age. To have a cavity. After so many months its time to start cleaning.

Really do take him in to get it checked. Though, I would start cleaning
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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by Blustag » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:27 pm

One of the causes of problems with teeth are believe it or not ..... bones... If you give your dog weight bearing bones such as marrow bones they can do untold damage. I have known split teeth and broken canines from dogs eating these type of bones.

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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by michifloo » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:30 pm

Do you have a pic of it?
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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by JulieSmith » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:24 pm

I hope it is nothing serious.

I have never cleaned a dogs teeth and never had any problems with their teeth either, infact most people are amazed at our 13 year old terriers teeth and think she is a lot younger when they look at her teeth.

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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:13 am

Its one of his back molars. Wave is not too fond of me trying to get a camera that close to his mouth with his mouth wide open :lol: :lol: So no pic as of yet.

He has an appt this coming week so I will let you know what they say.

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Post by Katlin » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Good luck :) hopefully everything works out!
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Post by TerriHolt » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:32 pm

hope it all works out for him...
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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:41 am

Was not a cavity, afterall. Dense, black, calcification on his tooth. Took the vet about 15 minutes to remove it. I was not there. I know Wave is a good boy but to let someone scrape 1 of his molars for 15 minutes????? The vet said he has unusually hard plaque too and needed to chew on on some BIG FAT bones.

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Post by TerriHolt » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:26 pm

yay for no bad tooth :P
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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by michifloo » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:54 pm

Yeah! Invest in some venison or beef ribs ;)
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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by Misaya » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:29 pm

That's good news :) Don't give him weight bearing bones though or he may crack or break his teeth!
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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by JulieSmith » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:45 pm

Great news, he is such a good boy, I bet the vet was pleased to still have all his fingers left afterwards as well.

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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by michifloo » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:24 pm

Just make sure the bones are fresh and take them before they dry out....
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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by Hawthorne » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:13 pm

What about nylabones? Are those just as effective? That's what we have for our dogs--they love them. There is a slight bit of staining on Freyja's back teeth, so I will attempt to start brushing her teeth. LOL
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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by Blustag » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:18 am

Hawthorne wrote:What about nylabones? Are those just as effective? That's what we have for our dogs--they love them. There is a slight bit of staining on Freyja's back teeth, so I will attempt to start brushing her teeth. LOL

I have used these before particularly for puppies before they go to homes. They are expensive to buy though. They work by allowing the dogs to chew them and they dont splinter but instead the bone comes off is tiny tiny little shredded pieces that pass right through the gut without any harm being done.
I have seen copies out in the shops but not sure if they are any good.

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Re: Bad Tooth/Cavity

Post by wyatt » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:36 pm

Wyatt has broken an upper canine attempting to break free of his jail cell (as he sees his crate)...
We just had it pulled.

As for keeping healthy teeth, we've had exceptionally good luck with those gigantic femur bones you can get in some pet stores. About 2 months ago I picked one up as a joke (Christmas present for our big dog). Wyatt can hardly pick the bone up, he usually drops it when he tries.
He's only allowed to have it once every week or so and always supervised, but both our dogs are pretty good with how they gnaw on them so we don't really have to worry about them breaking teeth. At 3 years old, Wyatt's teeth were getting pretty yellow and brown in some spots and teeth brushing didn't do any good. After 2, 15 minute sessions chewing on the bone, his teeth looked brand new (and our older dog's do as well for that matter), all the way back including his molars.

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