Midlands Veterinary Clinic

MVC Q and A 1

Dental Q & A: What if my dog has too many teeth? / What are Retained teeth?

Dr. Trish Mills: “When puppy teeth do not fall out on their own and stay in your puppy’s mouth, they are called retained teeth. This can lead to overcrowding, abnormal positioning of adult teeth, and increased susceptibility to periodontal problems.
Retained teeth are generally viewed as a genetic problem. It can happen in any dog but is more likely in small breed dogs. Your veterinarian will have to remove these teeth surgically to make room for the adult teeth.”Do you have a Dental Question? Feel free to send us your questions or call us on ☎️ 033 330 5689 and let us answer your questions on your pet’s oral health.

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