My 3 month old rottweiler pup broke his front fang milk tooth

My 3 month old Rottweiler pup broke his front fang milk tooth. Can you give advice on what to do?

I’m afraid I’m not a vet and this isn’t something I’ve encountered before, but as it’s a baby tooth that he’s broken, I doubt it’s going to be a big problem.

These ‘fangs’ are usually the last baby teeth to come out and be replaced by the permanent teeth and this happens by around 6 months of age. So, he has roughly 3 months to go with this broken tooth.

As long as it’s just the tip of the tooth and it’s not causing him any problems, it may not need any treatment at all. However, if it’s broken down to the gum, or is rubbing a sore spot on his lower gum or tongue, then I’d recommend having your vet take a look to see if it should be removed.

Sorry I can’t help more but I hope he does just fine. Best of luck.

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Mar 23, 2011


Broken canine tooth
by: Martha

My 1.5 yr. old Rottie broke her front tooth on a bone I got from the butcher – I’ve always given these to my dogs with no problem, but not anymore! I didn’t worry about it, but showed it to the vet at our last visit. I noticed the tooth about 2 months ago, didn’t seem to bother her, but it’s a grown-up tooth. We have to go to a doggy dentist. It’s broken at about the midway point – the vet said the pulp is dead. I just don’t want it to get infected, so we’ll go to the dentist – I’ll post the results after we see him! Good luck with your pup!

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