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Hi All,

My Mojo is a 5 month old GSD. He has an overbite. After going over my concern with the breeder, she suggested that in a prior litter with the same sire/dam that she was aware of a potential overbite in one pup, but that it had miraculously corrected itself by 9 months (and apparently the vet of that dog was made to eat his words, as he believed it would not correct itself).

After seeing one specialist about Mojo, and another for a second opinion, both are of the opinion that this will not correct itself. The specialist we decided to work with is of the "watch and wait" mentality. He is not optimistic that it will correct, but doesn't see a problem in letting me wait it out to see if that lower jaw catches up. Apparently if the lower jaw is in front of the bump on the roof of the mouth (sorry, cannot recall technical term) the likelihood of correction is good, if behind the bump correction is very slim (Mojo is behind the bump). His plan, should it not correct, is to pull his top two ADULT canines to make room for the bottom adult canines (and follow up with ball therapy 45 min/day to get those bottom canines to splay).

With that said, today when I was poking around in Mojo's mouth, I noticed that one of his his lower adult canines (about 1/2 emerged...still teething...has one baby canine remaining to lose) is poking a pretty nice hole in the roof of his mouth. Now, I'm all about watch and wait, but is this causing him pain? Should I be concerned about potential infection? I really hate to see him lose those top adult canines....I recognize its an aesthetic factor and that ultimately I just want the best care for him....but still...

I've attached a few pictures. The gap is not large enough for me to stick my pinkie finger in. The last picture I've indicated with a red arrow the puncture to the roof of his mouth.

If anyone has any guidance, experience, thoughts, please do share. I emailed these same images to the dental specialist today but haven't heard back yet.

Thanks,
Andrea
When you say before the bump or after the bump what exactly are you talkin about I have a 6 month old Rottweiler that has the same problem we're very concerned because her lower canines are not growing at the same Pace looks like one is already starting to poke her in the roof of the mouth so far have not seen any damage but I'm not sure about the bumps you're talkin about
 

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When you say before the bump or after the bump what exactly are you talkin about I have a 6 month old Rottweiler that has the same problem we're very concerned because her lower canines are not growing at the same Pace looks like one is already starting to poke her in the roof of the mouth so far have not seen any damage but I'm not sure about the bumps you're talkin about
Post is from 2013- looks like OP hasn't been on since then.
 
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