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    Question Extra teeth...

    Hello,

    Winston went to the vet today for his first ear infection. When we were there the vet gave him a once over and noticed that he has three extra teeth...we knew this already. The vet is saying that they should be removed when he has his hernia repair and is neutered. This sounds like a lot to happen in one surgery. Do these teeth need to be removed? I do not want to put my baby through any stress that is not needed. Is this a common thing with bulldogs?
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    What reason did the vet give for wanting to pull the "extra" teeth? I think you're right in being cautious if the "extras" aren't causing a problem and its a cosmetic thing I wouldn't think they'd need to be pulled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saalwi View Post
    What reason did the vet give for wanting to pull the "extra" teeth? I think you're right in being cautious if the "extras" aren't causing a problem and its a cosmetic thing I wouldn't think they'd need to be pulled.
    The vet said that there may be issues with plaque build up in the future or food may get stuck in there. It's about $17.00 a tooth now but if there are issues later one it would costs hundreds apparently. Two of the teeth are super close...they look like one in the picture. I just don't know what is best. I do brush Winston's teeth more than twice a week which would help a bit I would assume.

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    My boy is only 8 months and he has the same sorta tooth layout. He has no problems and I won't be planning to get them removed.

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    I don't know if u can see of if its the same, but Tonka has 6 teeth in the middle. Some are inset further because of space. They don't bug him and haven't been an issue. His toofies are pearly white! ...he chews a ton though lol. His vet has never commented on them.

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    Vegas is 4 and has extra teeth, one tooth is right in the middle of his palate and has never had problems. Years ago I pointed it out to our vet and the vet said as long as he was eating OK, he would be OK, personally I wouldn't get them pulled or maybe get a second opinion?

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    Ftse has also got extra teeth and they are causing no problems so they are staying.

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    Hogwash! Aren't Bully's supposed to have extra teeth? No way would I remove...and does he suggest braces too? Jake has that same set up..my vet has never ever suggested there's a problem. Ever.

    Seriously..does he have Bully experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Hogwash! Aren't Bully's supposed to have extra teeth? No way would I remove...and does he suggest braces too? Jake has that same set up..my vet has never ever suggested there's a problem. Ever.

    Seriously..does he have Bully experience?
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    Well I was wondering that too as when i looked if Ftse mouh it looked the same and my vet has never mentioned it and believe me they have looked in the a number of times I thought it must have just been a Bullies set up we call em shark teeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Hogwash! Aren't Bully's supposed to have extra teeth? No way would I remove...and does he suggest braces too? Jake has that same set up..my vet has never ever suggested there's a problem. Ever.

    Seriously..does he have Bully experience?
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    Haha I know!
    The vet we saw yesterday isn't our normal vet. I like to see the same vet every time but in this case she was the one that could see us right away and Winston wouldn't leave his ears alone...poor guy. We are going in for a follow up next week and I will be speaking to my vet about it. I will update as I get more info!

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    OMG.... those teeth are so normal for a bully! great picture, BTW....lol
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    Default Re: Extra teeth...

    So how many teeth is a bulldog suppose to have? I would not even know if Rumble had extra teeth or not!

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