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Old 01-23-2006, 07:31 PM
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Default baby teeth at 10 months!

My pomapoo still has 2 baby teeth, even though he chews a lot. The vet said they should have been out at 8 months. If they don't fall out in a couple of weeks I guess I have to let the doc operate! I hate the thought of putting my baby through that if he's just a little late. Does any one have any experience with late teeth-losers?
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:40 PM
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Hyia my grandchild has a baby tooth with no adult tooth behind it.She will have that babytooth all through her adult hood hopefully. Her dentist said that happens sometimes. Don't know if this is the same thing but i thought i would write just in case.
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:07 PM
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Wow! I've never heard of that, Smkie, and I'm a kindergarten teacher. It must be very rare.
Apu has all of his adult teeth grown in, but 2 of the babys just haven't fallen out yet. I sure hope they do!
Thanks for your reply!
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:09 AM
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i hadn't either but i guess it does happen. i would hate to see them operate when it wasn' necessary and remove a tooth that might stay for a long time..they should do an x-ray first. Hyia is 6.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:34 AM
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That's a good idea. I'll wait a while, then have them do an xray. Thanks, Smkie!
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:52 AM
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It's common for some small breed dogs to retain their baby teeth. Both my dogs did and the best thing is to get it removed by the vet. If your dog isn't neutered and is scheduled for it soon I'd get them removed at the same time. Another thing you can do in the mean time is to try a giggle the baby teeth every day, just like a child would. It may loosen it up.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:58 AM
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Thank you very much, Giny! Very helpful!
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I was curious, what are the medical reasons/why you would need to remove the teeth, if a few of the baby ones didn't fall out?

Just curious if it would really hurt anything if they were not removed.

My puppy is 4 months, and we will be facing the teeth falling out soon, and I want to learn all I can.
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:23 AM
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Oooo that's a really good question! I hope some one knows!
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:45 AM
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If the puppy still has his baby teeth by the age of 8 months and the adult tooth grows in next to it, it can cause a few problems. One is that food can easily get trapped between the two teeth, the adult and baby tooth, which can cause gingivitis and it’s very difficult to keep clean. Another thing is that you have two teeth using up one socket and may cause problem with the adult tooth’s root to grow properly.

here's and article that explains it far better then I can.
http://www.raho.com/ServArt.asp?ServArtID=6&ServiceID=1
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