Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oh NO!!! I broke my top molar, now I might need to get it extracted! OOPPS!!!!

Oh no! I have more bad news! I might have to get one of my top, left molar extracted. I'm scared! It all started when Daddy was trying to brush my teeth this past Sunday. He was doing his routine thing until I refused to let him brush my left side. Daddy thought it was a little weird and he told Mama that I acted "Ape S#!t." He then checked my teeth again today and saw that I had lost half of a molar. When he checked and compared both sides of my mouth, it was confirmed that my left top P4 molar was half gone.Then, Daddy called the Vet Dentist and asked questions. The Vet told him over the phone that my broken molar may have to be extracted! We have an appointment for this Thursday in the early morning for a consultation, and possible extraction...Mama is really scared! As you can see. The arrow points at the tooth where there is nerve exposure. The circle tooth is suppose to be pointed.
No one really knows when this happened. Below you will see that I was still chewing my new Nylabone on May 20th.I've always been a super chewer and love to chew hard things, but no one really thought I would lose a tooth over it!

Mama has now thrown away all my Nylabones and HARD beef shank bones. Mama and Daddy are both totally heart broken and is worried sick that I might be in pain. I am actually my jolly ole self. If you saw me, you wouldn't know that I have a half broken tooth in my mouth. I still eat just fine and am loving life. No one would have known that I had this problem until Daddy decided to brush my teeth. Now I have to go to the Doggy Dentist and lose a part of myself. =(

Wish me luck!

CoCo's Mama here: From now on out, we are going to supervise CoCo like a hawk when she chews on anything. We have also thrown away all her hard chewies and do not plan on buying anymore Nylabones. Warning to all other heavy chewers out there...YOU CAN BREAK YOUR TEETH! We will keep everyone posted as this progress.


Lorenza said...

Hi, CoCo!
Just looking at your picture... I feel pain!
I hope it does not bother you a lot!
Good luck at the Vet Dentist!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

lola said...

wow coco! I dont think my mommy would notice if my tooth broke!! She realized she needs to check more often. OH and when I had my big girly surgery way back when I had 2 baby teeth pulled...I dont know it it will be the same but I recovered pretty quickly. Keep us posted.


Mr. Puggle said...

oh you poor puppy. thanks for the warning. praying all works out for you.

Abby said...

Hi, CoCo...

Oh My...I hope you are not in pain...

I know you don't want to lose you tooth, but it won't hurt anymore if they take it out...

Good Luck...I'll be sending lots of Good Lhasa Vibes your way...

Abby xxxooo

Bruschi said...

Oh CoCo! I am so sorry that that happened to you! It looks very painful, but I am glad to hear that you seem to be showing no signs of pain. Good thing the humans were able to look in your mouth and see that there was something wrong! Please keep us posted. I hope all goes well at the doggy dentist!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Ps- I have a feeling that my mommy is going to start paying close attention to me whenever I am chewing anything!

Preston the Puggle said...

oh ouch! So sorry to hear about your teeth, Coco. This got mommy and I really worried now. Last week, mommy found a crack on one of my molars. She put away all my bone-bone too. I hope the dentist can repair your broken molar and you don't need to have it removed. You are a very brave girl!

Ariel said...

Thanks for the warning CoCo! I am a hard chewer. I hope I do not crack my teeth. Good Luck! Hope all goes well for you.
Licks, Ariel <3

Pedro said...


Oh no! That looks sooo painful! I hope that your tooth can be fixed but if you have to have it taken out, you will feel so much better. Please let me know how you're doing!