Puppy Loosing Teeth

I found a tooth on the floor and wonder whether it should have a root attached. My pup is 5 mo. old. The tooth had no root and it kind of looks like it broke at the bottom.

Editor Comment

It's not uncommon for puppies to lose their baby teeth as they grow, and this process usually occurs between 14 weeks and 30 weeks of age. However, if the tooth appears to be broken at the bottom and there is no visible root, it could be a cause for concern.

When puppies lose their baby teeth, the roots are typically absorbed by the body, and the tooth comes out easily. In some cases, the tooth may appear to have no root. However, if you are concerned that the tooth broke rather than falling out naturally, it's best to consult with your veterinarian. They can examine your puppy's mouth to ensure there are no remaining tooth fragments, check for signs of infection, and determine if any further treatment is necessary.

In the meantime, keep an eye on your puppy for any signs of discomfort or difficulty eating, as these could indicate a problem with their teeth or gums. It's also essential to provide appropriate chew toys to help promote healthy dental development and avoid hard or overly aggressive chew toys that could damage their teeth.

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Dog Health Guide

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