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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Overbite advice????

Hi All,

I think my 5 mo. old pup has a pretty serious overbite. I'm really concerned, but I'm not sure what course of action to take. It looks like he's cutting the roof of his mouth. I don't know how much his lower jaw will grow etc, and my vet seemed pretty uninformed.

Any suggestions???

I have a photo but it's just a jpeg and I don't know how to attach it :-/ He has about a quarter inch gap between his lower and upper jaw.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ollie UPDATE

Hi all,

I just wanted to post an update on Ollie's teeth. He went to the vet for his procedure today. Originally he was supposed to get both lower canines capped, but I noticed a few weeks ago his left canine had moved.

When I took him in this morning, the vet took a look at them (I called ahead and they said they'd re-assess), and he said his left side corrected itself and his right side was looking better too. Instead of capping, they took out a bit of his gum on that side, so his tooth has a place to go. I just have to make sure he plays with his ball as much as possible in the next 2 wks to push his teeth out.

The procedure much less invasive and he got to keep his teeth! So glad I waited. Thanks everyone for your input!

I'll try to post pics of his teeth in the next few days--his mouth is still a little sensitive.
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