MaryJane Posted June 15, 2016 Share Posted June 15, 2016 Recently, Lucy was scheduled for teeth cleaning (January) and the vet stated that quite a few teeth might have to come out because it looks like the gums receded. I've had years of issues with gum problems myself so, this statement caught me by surprise. After a long discussion with the vet, we decided that the teeth will be cleaned and x-rays will be taken but, no teeth will be extracted. It turned out that one tooth has a cavity and a few other teeth had enough recession of the gums that those teeth have to be watched carefully. I've been using a canine dental rinse with the sponge brushes DAILY and it seems like her teeth are being maintained OK with maybe some improvement - the vet also thinks that Lucy's mouth is healthier as she stated herself during Lucy's visit last month. So, at this point, it doesn't look like we have had any negative impact from not pulling the teeth. My questions to others here: 1. How many other people here have had x-rays done of their dog's mouth during the dental and if necessary, planned to do additional work later rather than during the cleaning and therefore, faced the risk of additional anesthesia 2. Has anyone fixed a cavity in their dog's tooth 3. Has anyone gone through this path of not pulling teeth and instead maintaining gum recession and what was your experience Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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