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Old 12-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Our boxer boy had his upper canine tooth extracted a few days ago (18th) and for a couple days the area looked really good. Now the past 2 days there has formed in the middle of the incision area some white stuff, i poked it with a toothpick and it is soft. I am thinking maybe it is the stuff that is filling in the hole. I can also see next to it into the hole. The incisions i kinda see still. The vet said they will dissolve within a few months but I can't really see them anymore. Does this look ok as far as it healing right? I know there are many out there that has had their canine upper extracted.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok.. Maybe it's just the photo. But, IMO the gum looks over grown (or maybe swollen) and the white area inside of the hole looks shiney like a tooth to me. Personally, if that is how it appears as the photo shows I'd be taking my dog back to the vet.

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok.. Maybe it's just the photo. But, IMO the gum looks over grown (or maybe swollen) and the white area inside of the hole looks shiney like a tooth to me. Personally, if that is how it appears as the photo shows I'd be taking my dog back to the vet.

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I agree looks like swollen guns with a white tootht..


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Old 12-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was thinking the white was a tooth as well. Definitely swelling going on there. What did they suggest as far as feedings go while he's healing??
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I pushed on the white part with a tooth pick and its really really soft, so its not a tooth. I even moved it some with the tooth pick, I thought it was a tooth at first as well. The stitches definitely ripped out. Thats why its swollen. I sat and stared at it for a while and figured it out that the stitches are gone that's why the gums are puffy because they ripped out. I have been feeding him dry food but I wet it and leave it in a bowl with water in it until the food turns to almost moosh. they said to feed him like that for 3 days. He is on antibiotic so i'm thinking if its not better by Monday than I will be calling to vet to see what they think i should do. He eats and drinks the same still so i don't know if its really annoying him or what.
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Sounds like a pus pocket. I would definitely give the vet a call. It looks and sounds very aggravated and quite possibly infected.

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So I couldn't take it anymore and called the Vet this morning. I told them about the extraction site and how there was a white spot, which i did google online and that was a clot, normally the dog will lick the blood clot and than you will see a white clot under the blood clot which is normal. but this morning there was no more blood clot and i could see up in the hole, its small, smaller than a sharpened pencil could fit, which i guess is good because the canine tooth root is Huge! So i called the vet and they said to bring him in to get checked to make sure it is ok. I went in and the Vet said that it looks normal and that is how they will look. She said it's healing fine and to make sure to keep him on the antibiotics. Which i have been like clock work! I had to take my other Boxer boy in anyways to get his neck incision checked (he had a lump removed for those that didn't see my thread about him) and she said that is healing good too and it will drain for a while because of the location. She did put him on a stronger Antibiotic (Clavamox 375mg). He was normally on Amoxicillin 500mg which Diesel (extraction patient) is on the Amoxicillin as well. We have 5 more days on those antibiotics. Just wanting to update incase anyone else runs into this problem. Here is a pic i took this morning.
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I am glad to hear it is going well for them...
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I am glad to hear it is going well for them...
The extraction area in Diesel's mouth is looking awesome! His gums are all one color now and the hole is getting smaller. There is no longer inflamed gum areas or any kind of redness Now if only Bolt can hurry up and heal in his neck incision and his results come back Benign, I will finally beable to sleep again.
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It looks better! Glad it's healing well
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