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I just noticed one of Rufus' front teeth is slightly discolored. It looks a bit darker than the others. I brush his teeth all the time and never noticed this before. Should I ask the vet? Do I need to go to a doggie dentist?

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Discolored black or yellow? A tooth that for sure you are brushing or perhaps one in the back that is missed some times?
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Discolored black or yellow? A tooth that for sure you are brushing or perhaps one in the back that is missed some times?
One of the front upper two. It's not black thank goodness! It's sort of light grey pinkish. Not very discolored, but enough that I'm concerned.
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Grey pinkish doesnt sound like plaque. Is it causing rufus pain or is he favoring one side? I would ask the vet if it is giving him a problem. If you are super worried a preventative vet trip cant hurt anyone.

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Grey pinkish doesnt sound like plaque. Is it causing rufus pain or is he favoring one side? I would ask the vet if it is giving him a problem. If you are super worried a preventative vet trip cant hurt anyone.
I don't think it's bothering him at all. He's been chewing flossies today and ate just fine and we also had a very rough game of tug earlier. It's not plaque, but I'm worried it's damage to the nerve or something! I'm going to call the vet in the morning and see if I can come in or get a referrel to a doggie dentist.
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oh, he hasn't banged into anything lately I can think of! I really am scanning my brain to think if there's anything that could have happened. I can't think of anything that could've caused this.
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Christy he will be ok, I am sure your vet will help sort it out. Try not to stress out about it. Have you tried googling it? Is there a webmd for dogs yet?

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Christy he will be ok, I am sure your vet will help sort it out. Try not to stress out about it. Have you tried googling it? Is there a webmd for dogs yet?
I looked a little and ran into "fractured tooth" yikes!! It doesn't appear fractured. Then I got nervous about looking around and getting panicked!
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I called the vet this morning and can't be seen until Monday. They weren't too concerned as long as he's eating and doesn't seem to be in pain. I sure hope it's ok to wait until Monday. I don't know anything at all about these things. His appointment is for 2:30 next Monday and Shamouti has an appointment at the same time for his 3rd set of shots.
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Oh dear Christy - I sure hope it isn't a broken tooth. What a bummer that you have to wait until Monday. I'm glad he's not in pain and it's not an emergency.


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