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Lingually displaced canines

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by kseg1991, Oct 13, 2021 at 4:52 PM.


  1. kseg1991

    kseg1991 PetForums Newbie

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    Need help ! Just been told our puppy has lingually displaced canines 8 weeks old and hubby just rang a dental vet and the price has absolutely broke my heart . We love him so much but financially this isn’t something we are able to do . Does anyone have any advice or experience ? I have asked my insurance but it doesn’t cover I’m so upset
     
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    Hi, do you have pictures of your pups teeth? I was told at 8 weeks my pup had this too but at her 6 month check up the vet said her teeth were perfect, but her teeth were not puncturing the upper palate. What has the vet advised?
     
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    kseg1991 PetForums Newbie

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    This is the best I could get a screenshot from a video .
     

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    kseg1991 PetForums Newbie

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    They said they’ve made indentations ? We are getting a second opinion tomorrow
     
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    I can’t really tell from your photos but my pups made indents too, but as soon as she lost her baby teeth there wasn’t a problem. Her adult teeth grew in perfectly fine and all we did was encourage her to mouth a rubber ball just to make sure. I’ll try and find some pictures of my girl but it’s something that really worried and panicked me for no reason, I came home and cried thinking my gorgeous tiny pup would need surgery. I think a lot of it depends on how turned in the teeth are, but I’ve heard it’s not unusual in long nosed breeds as puppies
     
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    taking out puppy teeth is not major surely. If it is not bothering her it is worth waiting to see what happens when they fall out and the adult teeth grow in.
     
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    The vet on the phone made me feel really bad and that my puppy will be in severe discomfort and said if they don’t take the puppy teeth out then the adult teeth are more likely to grow through the same and will need them permanently removing ! They said if we take the baby teeth out now the adult teeth stand a better chance ? He honestly is so happy and eating playing etc all ok so I’m really unsure . The vet dentist quoted £1,400 for one tooth !!!!!!
     
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    that is ridiculous, taking out adult canines can be a bigger op but puppy teeth do not have great long roots. Sometimes the adult canines grow up beside the puppy ones and taking the puppy ones out is a minor thing to do alongside neutering. If the pup is fine I would leave them alone and if things change then think again. They will only be there a couple more months

    Was it a young vet. I would imagine it was - ask to speak to the senior partner about it if you are still concerned.
     
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    I paid less than that for a root canal filling on the canine tooth of an adult dog - that was with Dr Alex Smithson who's a canine dental specialist, Manchester based. Her daughter later had an upper canine out after fracturing it - £280 at the regular vet. And last week one of my other dogs had around 30 teeth removed, for £550.
     
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    As above my pups canine baby teeth didn't fall out so the vet quickly popped them out when he was neutered, I did get him done quite young he was 9 months but they didn't charge me for the dentistry as they slid out quickly and effortlessly apparently.
     
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    See another Vet.

    That is an outrageous price to remove a couple of puppy teeth if, indeed, they even need to be taken out at this point.
     
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