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For these three reasons it is advisable to surgically remove the lower canine teeth as soon as possible to allow maximum time between the surgery and the time the permanent teeth erupt at between 22 and 24 weeks of age. See our file for illustration of removal of deciduous canines.
With near exposure, this protective dentine barrier might be thin and, due to the porous structure of dentine, could have allowed the ingress of bacteria and irritants from the oral cavity, possibly causing pulpitis. The radiographic monitoring of pulp vitality before attempting restoration, as well as long-term monitoring post-operatively, is very important. With radiographic evidence of pulpitis and/or pulp necrosis, the only treatment options to consider would be endodontic treatment or extraction of the affected tooth.
I see no down-side to trying Ball Therapy in the right circumstances. There is no anesthetic involved, the appliance costs only a few dollars, the ‘procedure’ is painless and voluntary. So even if Ball Therapy does not work, at least it will do no harm. Also, even if Ball Therapy does not fix the occlusion, at least we now have a dog who has been trained to play with appropriate toys and that can have a life-long benefit. Tips on Implementing Ball Therapy This is our favoured option and involves reducing the height of the lower canines to that of the adjacent incisors. There are a lot of options in this category ( KONG and Orbee-Tuff also make popular rope-ball toys), but we like the Jolly Pets rope ball for its durability. It’s puncture-resistant, gentle on dog mouths, and a solid choice for tug-of-war and pups who like to grab and shake.
Our Jolly Mega Ball finally met its end when our Great Dane tester attempted to jump on top of it, scratching hard in the process. But for the 10 minutes he did get to play with it, he had the time of his life. I’m going to be upfront with you. This is basically just an extra-large inflatable exercise ball. The same as the ones used in yoga stretches… Made right here in the USA, this hard plastic ball comes in a range of sizes. However, when it came to herding, two sizes performed better than the others: LargeWhile herding dogs can still be found on farms, they are most commonly found in suburban homes. I don’t know the last time you stepped foot in the suburbs, but I’ll tell you right now homes do not have rolling acreage for dogs to roam or sheep to chase. However, many owners are concerned (rightly) about the loss of the tooth and the weakness it may cause to the lower jaw(s). It is not our preferred option. This is not an easy surgical extraction and the resulting loss of the root causes a weakness in the lower jaws. This is compounded if both lower canines are removed. The JSESSIONID cookie is used by New Relic to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.
Even though persistent deciduous teeth are considered the most important cause of malocclusion, they appear to be more common in certain breeds and could therefore have a genetic associationVirtually Indestructible Ball was another herding ball that was very similar to the Push-n-Play. The 10-inch model is comparatively priced, and if you are looking for a plug-free plastic herding ball, then this would make a good alternative. It was let down by the 14-inch model because it was considerably more expensive. Like all new toys, herding balls should be given under supervision. If you notice your pup using the ball incorrectly, remove it. Don’t worry! Not every toy is going to be perfect for your dog. Why not give your furry friend a