Hi all, my dog broke the biggest tooth in his mouth (the upper 4th premolar or the carnassial tooth). my vet told me that I have 2 options. Either root canal or extraction. Will my dog not chew on that side without that tooth? Will he miss that tooth?
He won't miss the tooth if you decide to have it pulled rather than the root canal. It needs to be taken care of before it becomes a big problem. I had a root canal done on one of my dogs for a back upper molar. This was two years ago and so far he's had no problems.
My dog broke her canine, and she makes faces on that side of her face more often than she used to-instead of on both sides. That's pretty much the only long term issue I've noticed since I've had a similar problem and it needed to be extracted. Getting it extracted is probably the way to go.