What To Do if Your Dog Has a Loose Tooth

What To Do

If you notice that your dog has a loose tooth, it is important to see a veterinarian to rule out any underlying medical problems and to have the tooth removed safely.

Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a gum infection that can cause inflammation and bone loss. This can lead to loose teeth in dogs of all ages.


Trauma to the mouth, such as a fall or accident, can also cause loose teeth.

Retained puppy teeth

Puppy teeth that do not fall out on their own can crowd the adult teeth and cause them to become loose.

Feed your dog soft food

Soft food will be easier for your dog to eat without causing pain.

Brush your dog's teeth regularly

Brushing your dog's teeth will help to prevent periodontal disease and keep their teeth healthy.

Dog Tooth Extraction

If your dog has a loose tooth, your veterinarian will likely recommend having it extracted. Tooth extraction is a common procedure that is performed under anesthesia.

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