Tooth question

Well, Shera had her checkup and everything looks good except…she's cracked one of her back teeth pretty bad and the vet would like to extract it. Said she could go on fine with it as is but it might also get infected. It's toward the rear of her mouth and I have to admit, it looks pretty bad.

So the real question is has anyone else had to deal with something like this? The vet said there's little to worry about. The wound should heal up no problem but I figured I'd ask the pack here if they had any experiences they'd care to share.

I would make sure you go to a vet that has the capability to do oral x-rays for the extraction.

I have had more then my share of Basenjis that needed extractions… never had a problem... bounce back in a day or two. And the Vet is right, they can become infected easily (at least IMO). Basenjis being very stoic, they could be uncomfortable for a long time before you might realize it...

@tanza:

I have had more then my share of Basenjis that needed extractions… never had a problem... bounce back in a day or two. And the Vet is right, they can become infected easily (at least IMO). Basenjis being very stoic, they could be uncomfortable for a long time before you might realize it...

+1. My older guys have had several teeth removed and are all doing fine. Yes, especially as they age, it may take a day or two to bounce back, but really better in the long run.

Good to know. Thanks for all the responses. She'll still have the other side of her mouth to chomp on stuff. 🙂 And yes nkjvcjs I'm sure they do an x-ray at this place before proceeding.

I know one thing…next time around I'm gonna be an anasthesiologist (sp?). That's like half the bill! 🙂

Arwen has CUPS, and had 8 removed before we got a protocol down that has worked for the last 2 1/2 yrs. Removing a tooth is not a biggie. One getting infected can be.

And just because she can "chew" on the other side, food stuffs and bacteria can still get in through the bad tooth. Honestly, not something to put off….. the sooner the better

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