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Lost Tooth Question
Roxie, 8 months, had lost all her teeth except one canine which the vet said needed to come out because the adult one was all the way in plus the baby tooth was cracked. She said "it won't fall out if it hasn't by now". That appointment was approx 3 weeks ago. I had planned to have it taken out (sedation, removal, adult canine cleaned) but was dragging my feet because of one thing or another. As a matter of fact, 'call the vet' was on my to-do list today!! (didn't get to it, of course) Well, tonight Roxie and I are playing with the frisbee and I took it from her and noticed blood on it. I looked and the baby canine was hanging on by a thread, so I gently (it took very little effort) popped it out and she seems fine... no more bleeding, no apparent pain or aggravation, she's happy, normal.
Question... is there any reason to take her to the vet to have it checked? Should I watch for anything? I've been on the fence about this vet and this has about convinced me I am going to change vets. Of course I am estatic that now I won't have to have her sedated and spend all that moo-la either.
~Ann and Roxie