Lola had a cracked tooth, the one molar so commonly cracked it's called a slab fracture. She had it extracted. Normally owners don't realize a dogs tooth is decayed or cracked until the bacterial infection gets to bad that a cyst of sorts forms in the dogs face, commonly around the eye. Then not only do you have to extract a tooth that is severely decayed, but also treat an infection that is painful for the dog. Think about your own tooth aches. Dogs are known to hide pain very well. The only way I knew Lola's tooth had been cracked ( I swear I heard it) I am just always in her mouth rooting around and checking things out. We had to wait two weeks to get it out, and in that time she got an infection, pocket of pus above her tooth. And needed antibiotics afterwards. We paid about 1500 for the tooth, but we had pet insurance. That was nothing compared to the palate surgery the same time, but again insurance helped.
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