Dog’s teeth can break for a variety of reasons, often from chewing on a bone or toy that’s too hard. Broken dog teeth are not uncommon, so in addition to regularly brushing dog’s teeth, dog owners should also check for any visible signs of a tooth that’s broken. Broken teeth are very painful for dogs. Although an owner might never realize their dog is in severe pain, as dogs rarely demonstrate pain.
If a dog has a broken tooth there are definately options to repair it and relieve the pain your dog is experiencing due to the fractured tooth and potentially exposed pulp or dentin. The first step in treating a fractured dog’s tooth is to perform dental radiographs or x-rays, which will identify the extent of the fracture and allow the veterinary dentist to determine the proper treatment. Treatment for a dog’s fractured tooth may involve sealing, root canal therapy or extraction.
Visiting a board certified veterinary dentist for a dog’s fractured tooth will assure you and your dog that they are recieving the best possible evaluation and treatment so the fracture can be properly repaired and your pet’s pain will be relieved.
Learn more about pet tooth fractures from a veterinary dentist near you:
- Dr. Michael Peak, DVM, AVDC – Tampa Bay Veterinary Dentistry, Florida
- Dr. Thomas P. Chamberlain, DVM, AVDC – Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery, Virginia
- Dr. Tony Woodward, DVM, AVDC – Animal Dental Care, Colorado
- Dr. Chris Visser, DVM, AVDC – Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists, Arizona
- Dr. Robert Boyd, DVM, AVDC – Veterinary Dental Services, Texas
- Dr. Dale Kressin, DVM, AVDC – Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery Specialists, Wisconsin
- Dr. Brook Niemiec, DVM, AVDC – Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties, California
- Dr. Allen Matson, DVM, AVDC – Eastside Veterinary Dentistry, Washington