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Tinychels

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Hello :(! On my previous post, my piggie Ruby has chipped her tooth. Luckily, her tooth grew back by the time I took her to the vet and now she’s fine. The vet did trim the tooth a little, and Ruby screamed (literally, not squealed, she SCREAMED). I kind of don’t want put Athena on the same boat. Her sister Athena, tooth seems to be crooked! I thought it was also chipped just like Ruby’s, but it’s like bent a little to the back. She seems to be eating fine...however I’m not sure what to do here.

Athena also has what it looks to be very hard plaque by the top of her tooth (the one that’s not bent). That’s the best way I can describe it, as I couldn’t catch a photo of that bit. It almost looks like there’s a small extra piece of tooth placed right on top of the tooth. Anyone knows what that could be ?
 

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I think the best thing to do is to take her to the vet to be looked at. Is the vet you used verses in guinea pigs?
 

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I think the best thing to do is to take her to the vet to be looked at. Is the vet you used verses in guinea pigs?
Yes, her vet is an exotic vet. I’m not too sure if they will have to trim this tooth since it’s bent
 

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Hello! Just an update, I took another look at her tooth. It looks like the one that’s “bent” is her normal tooth. The one that seems unaffected is actually a loose tooth! I moved it a bit & it looks like its loose. I’m taking her to the vet tomorrow, but In the meantime - does anyone know if this is common?
 

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If the incisor is wobbly it sounds like it has broken down below the gum line and be quite painful. The vet should be able to remove it or you may find it has disappeared overnight and fall out of its own accord. You do need to see a vet to check that the root is not damaged x Good luck
 

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Good luck. Last year Crumble had an accident and broke his top two teeth near the gum. They more or less fell out at the vets and grew back to normal within a few weeks, which was quite amazing. But Iunderstand it's important that they are in line with the lower pair to minimise problems.
 
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