Thursday, April 16, 2009

Puppy has a grey canine tooth that won't fall out...suggestions?

Hi all. I have 21 week old GSD that has some tooth issues. When she was about 4 months old she started loosing her baby teeth. Her top canines came out without a problem and I noticed the bottom two turned grey (I%26#039;m assuming that some puppies maybe just turn grey before they fall out?). I have had GSD puppies in the past and never noticed them have any problems with their teeth. One of the grey baby canines fell out when the adult tooth started to show....the other one is still there. It isn%26#039;t loose and the adult tooth is about 3/4 of the way out already. I think it%26#039;s causing her some pain since she hates it when I look in her mouth and starts crying. What can I do about this? Should I wait until the adult tooth is in more? I was wondering if I should get it pulled out since I%26#039;m not sure if this will affect the way the adult canine grows in..and I don%26#039;t want her in any pain. Thanks in advance for your help.

Puppy has a grey canine tooth that won%26#039;t fall out...suggestions?
Our GSD Pup has exactly the same thing happen and I was concerned too. He ended up loosing it at about 7 months old. If the grey tooth is not affecting the new one, and it is not affecting her eating etc, it probably isnt a problem.

The tooth turns grey because it is dead, there is no longer a blood supply to it.

If you do have serious concerns, just give your vet a call.
Reply:Do you plan on getting her spayed? I would talk to the vet about the tooth, and they will probably want to remove it, which can usually be done at the same time as spay/neuter.
Reply:Take her in and get it pulled my pup had the same problem and his adult tooth grew in messed up. If she is in pain that is the best option with mine we were playing tug of war when his pulled out but he also showed no sign of pain good luck!
Reply:I would take her to the vet, they may have to remove the tooth surgically. If it dosn%26#039;t come out it could cause all sorts of problems with her other teeth and effect her eating, there is also the chance of infection.
Reply:hey just take her in to your vet and let him / her look at your puppy...
Reply:You can try pulling it with pliers, if it%26#039;s loose, but don%26#039;t try too hard, you can break it. She still has a few weeks until for it to come out. You can wiggle it every day, even a couple times a day to help. Don%26#039;t be too forceful. And make sure she has something to chew on. Toys soaked and frozen make a wonderful outside toy. Also chicken necks are great, but she might get a bit of diarrhea from it being a different food.

What happens is the root in the puppy tooth deteriorates until the tooth falls out, same as with humans. It turns gray as the root, vein and circulation deteriorate. We had to take our 6 month old sheltie puppy in to get one pulled. It%26#039;s not a major surgery and she bounced right back and didn%26#039;t even notice, was even trying to chew on the seat belt on the way home from the vet(she didn%26#039;t notice when she broke her leg, either. She%26#039;s a tough cookie.) When the vet got the tooth out we saw that the root hadn%26#039;t started deteriorating yet, which caused it to push the adult canine crooked. After we got it out, everything straightened out and it was fine.

As a general rule all baby teeth have to be out by 6 months. It%26#039;s not something you think of until something like this happens. Fortunately, you caught it and it should be just fine.
Reply:Take her to the vet. Occasionally they have to pull baby teeth, and it sounds like this is one of those occasions.

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