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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?
 

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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.
 

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thanks for the reply. I am leaning towards extraction. I am just wondering if there is a downside to missing that tooth long term.
 

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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.
 
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