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My dog has broken one of his lower front teeth and it has now

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my dog has broken one of his lower front teeth and it has now turned black. He is not in any pain or distress what is the consequence if i do nothin?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, It could develop a tooth root abscess, which can subsequently impact the roots of surrounding teeth. So, if 8 years of age, and likely in need of a dental cleaning anyway, I would have this tooth addressed. The most cost effective course to take is simply having it extracted. Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your prompt reply. The rest of my dog's teeth are in excellent condition. If I dont have it extracted what are the symptoms that I would notice that a tooth root abscess has developed?

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
That's the problem. Not until a lot of damage has been done. You may start to see a swelling forming in the jaw beneath the tooth. The tooth may become loose. Possible awkward chewing or hypersalivating.Dr. Andy
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you that has informed my decision. Extraction it is. Many thanks.

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
You are very welcome. Good Luck!Dr. Andy