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  • My dog has broken one of her canine teeth, I think from playing around with other dogs. What should I do? It doesn't seem to be bothering her.

    I recommend that you have your dog evaluated by your veterinarian. Dogs can sometimes mask the pain that is associated with tooth fractures.

    Your veterinarian can let you know if the pulp is exposed and if it is painful to her. In most cases, a fractured tooth will eventually become infected. When this occurs, either removal of the tooth or a root canal is needed. Again, your veterinarian can let you know the best treatment for her.


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