By Dr. David Vilallonga DVM, MS, PhD, CVA
So your dog is chewing and basking on his brand new deer antler, and it’s just awesome to see him enjoying the treat, but wait a minute… you see some weird looking tooth! You take a closer look, and… you find a chipped tooth! Oh, no!
Surprisingly, it’s not the end of the world. Depending on the severity of the tooth fracture and whether there is pulp exposure or not, there may be a way to restore the affected tooth to its (almost) original state with the use of composite. Composite is a kind of ceramic that can be molded and then hardened with a special kind of laser. This solution is not for every tooth fracture, and each case needs to be evaluated by the veterinarian, however, it is a good option for many cases.
If you have noticed this kind of problem in your four-legged friend’s mouth, do not hesitate to give us a call as soon as possible. The sooner you address the problem, the higher chances we have to save that precious tooth and bring it back to its original state.