Wiggling Dog Teeth - And What They Mean
Shaky dog teeth that are falling out
If your dog's teeth are wobbly or even falling out, your dog appears to have massive periodontal problems. Teeth start to wobble when the bones and gums have already receded massively. If this is the case, the leverage of the tooth crown becomes greater than the force of the tooth root. This process promotes the further breakdown of bone material in your dog, even in the entire jaw area. In today's blog post we explain why teeth start to wobble and what wobbly teeth mean.
Why do teeth start to wobble? Periodontal disease and the associated bone loss in the jaw make up one hand by strong toothache and the other, by foul odor from the mouth noticeable. Unfortunately, the symptoms of incipient periodontal disease are hardly significant in the early stages. Periodontal disease begins insidiously. Your dog initially eats normally and otherwise you can hardly notice any change in character in the preliminary stages. However, if the periodontal disease progresses, your dog will refuse to feed. It is not uncommon for advanced periodontal disease to be accompanied by changes in personality.
Now at the latest you should carry out a mouth and tooth check and seek professional advice from the veterinarian in the event of visible damage. If the affected teeth have already been damaged to the point that they wobble, extraction often remains. Periodontal disease is tricky. So treacherous that in some cases even fixed teeth have to be extracted. This is often the case when the jawbone is already severely damaged.
The treatment of periodontal disease, however, always depends on the individual case. This means that marginal findings can be “saved or stopped” by regularly brushing your teeth. With daily dental care can be the dental status quo of your dog sometimes get. With regular dental hygiene, ideally with our emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush for dogs, you cannot treat your four-legged friend only save a lot of suffering, but also maintain the status quo of the teeth. Thanks to daily dental hygiene, you can effectively prevent further tooth decay.
We recommend daily oral hygiene from the age of a puppy. And not just for small breeds. Periodontitis can be largely avoided thanks to regular dental care with our emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush. But not only that, because the general focus of infection that slumbers in your dog's mouth can also be alleviated through daily dental care. Ultrasonic technology also kills harmful germs and bacteria. And these are not to be underestimated. Harmful germs and bacteria damage may also all other organs in your dog's body. The heart, kidneys, liver and even the joints can suffer massive damage from bacteria that spread from the mouth through the blood and lead to serious secondary diseases.
What do wobbly and purple teeth mean in dogs?
If your dog's teeth are shimmering purple, you can assume that your dog has had a bleeding into its tooth. In the case of purple discolored teeth, it can be assumed that there has been bleeding into the tooth canal (dentinal canals). The red blood shimmers through the enamel, making your dog's affected tooth appear purple.
The causes of a purple discolored tooth are manifold. Often, however, they are based on trauma, triggered by an injury or even brutal violence. If trauma is not the cause of the bleeding, infection or inflammation should also be considered as a cause. Chemical or thermal stimuli can also trigger internal bleeding in the tooth.
Your dog's canines are often affected by a purple discoloration. Where the inflammation while regressing in many cases, but the discoloration exist remains. In some cases, lead-s dream a ta or infections, however, the death of the tooth. And that can even be the case if the dog's tooth is otherwise not damaged and does not wobble. In this case, endodontic treatment is required. Your veterinarian will carefully weigh whether the tooth can be saved or must be extracted.