If your dog is missing a visible tooth (or teeth), it might be beneath the gum and must be evaluated (with dental X-rays) promptly.
What you need to know…
- A tooth impacted under the gum must be extracted asap.
- Impacted teeth not removed may develop a bone cyst or dentigerous cyst.
- Impacted teeth may also result in adjacent tooth loss and weaken the jaw leading to fracture.
How a missing / impacted tooth may look like:
Possible Therapy / Treatment:
Most impacted teeth require extraction where gum tissue is elevated, bone removed to expose the tooth and root, cystic tissue removed and biopsied. In many cases, adjacent teeth must be extracted.
Schedule an appointment today to have your pet evaluated for any missing / impacted teeth.