Flynn’s Funny Tooth

Flynn’s Funny Tooth

Did you know??    Puppies will often not loose all of their puppy teeth.

This very thing happened to a cute little guy named Flynn, and he was brave enough to let us show you why he had such bad breath.

Flynn’s parents noticed he had terrible breath and a really dark tooth in his mouth.

The culprit, causing an infection under the gums. Poor guy

The culprit, causing an infection under the gums. Poor guy

 

Being the perfect puppy that he is, he let us examine his mouth and the tooth was moving around a lot.  It was easily removed.  Infection had done most of the work and began breaking down the ligaments holding the tooth in place, causing a pus filled pocket above the gumline.  Ouch!!

 

Retained tooth

Retained tooth

 

What a brave boy.  Now Flynn has a perfect smile and much better breath.  It is not uncommon to have these teeth removed at time of spay or neuter to prevent infection and crowded teeth more prone to dental disease.

 

 

 

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