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Guinea pig teeth problems

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Hello I noticed this morning that my guinea pigs upper teeth are sticking out of its mouth and seem overgrown. They are also very loose and seem like they may fall out. His upper teeth have actually already fallen out before and eventually grew back. Could anyone tell me what to do he doesn’t seem in pain and can still eat but I worry that it could get worse.
 

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they look very overgrown to me, i would see a vet asap as it will be making him very uncomfortable and he could stop eating :(
 

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I agree. You need to get your piggy to a good vet - unfortunately there aren’t many vets who know enough about piggy dentistry
Issues with the front teeth often mean there are problems with the back teeth so they need a thorough check
Where are you located? Are you in the Uk?
 

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The best vet to deal with piggy teeth is Simon at Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic in Northampton. If you could get there then the teeth will be dealt with properly.
Sadly other vets don’t always know enough about teeth and a bad dental can make the problems much worse.
 

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Where do you live? I think those teeth are loose, so it may be that the back teeth are still fine. Can you feel if they are wobbly?
Yes they are still wobbly they have actually fallen out previously without any problems and grown back but this time they’ve grown a lot longer. I live in Worcester Park in surrey
 

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Yes they are still wobbly they have actually fallen out previously without any problems and grown back but this time they’ve grown a lot longer. I live in Worcester Park in surrey
They will probably just fall out, in a few days, so if he is still eating okay, I would see how it goes! When did they last fall out?
 

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I think it was around 2 or 3 weeks ago
I guessed that would be the case. One of our piggies lost his top incisors a few weeks ago. He saw Simon on Friday, who sorted out the length of the incisors, as they will all grow to the wrong length, due to not wearing properly, while the other ones are re-growing. If he can still eat, then I would wait a few days and see what happens. You will need to get them sorted in a few weeks time though, by a vet who knows the length piggy incisors should be. So many get it wrong!
 

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I guessed that would be the case. One of our piggies lost his top incisors a few weeks ago. He saw Simon on Friday, who sorted out the length of the incisors, as they will all grow to the wrong length, due to not wearing properly, while the other ones are re-growing. If he can still eat, then I would wait a few days and see what happens. You will need to get them sorted in a few weeks time though, by a vet who knows the length piggy incisors should be. So many get it wrong!
Ok thank you I will keep a close eye on him for the next few days
 

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I would monitor your piggies weight daily in the meantime to make sure he is eating enouh. Simon is a marvellous dental piggie vet he treats my Ted who has dental problems. Ring early 8.00 am to get an appointment as they are always so busy x
 

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I am no expert but I have a guinea pig that is undergoing teeth problems. He has received veterinary treatment and is recovering. However I notice from the photo that one of his nostrils seems to enlarged and discharging Is his eye affected with a discharge that could be caused by the teeth . He may be in pain so a local vet may be able to give pain relief if you cannot see a Teeth expert when needed.
 
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