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Has anyone had any experiences with base narrow lower canines…?? a little excerpt explaining it is below:

Another common problem is base narrow lower canines. This can be due to a tooth or jaw problem. The tooth variety can be caused by retained deciduous lower canines. This is due to the fact that the adult canines erupt lingual (or inside) the deciduous canines. The deciduous tooth will cause the adult canines to deviate inwards. If there are retained deciduous canines or the patient is base narrow with its deciduous dentition, interceptive orthodontics should be performed as soon as possible to hopefully avoid the problem. The lingual deviation of the adult canines will usually cause palatine trauma and patient discomfort. The jaw variety is due to a genetically narrow jaw. There are two ways to treat this condition. If the malocclusion is slight (usually a tooth problem), then an incline plane <orthodonappl.html> or other orthodontic correction can push out the teeth. If the problem is moderate to severe, or there is interlock with the upper canines, then crown amputation and pulp capping <vitalpu.html> is usually the best choice.
 

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umm... I never thought Kodie had a disorder like that.. but it sounds just like Kodie's mouth! No doctor told me about that... and he has seem MANY specialists! Maybe no one is suggesting those treatments to me because Kodie is just soo small... he had 7 baby teeth pulled... mostly in the front bottom row.
 

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Well apparently it is quite common in smaller dogs.

When I took Abby for her shots about 3 weeks ago the vet noticed that one of her bottom canines was going inside and up into her pallate. He told me to bring her back at around 4 months so he could double check on it. Apparently it fixes itself sometimes, otherwise correction may be required.

I was hoping to get some further info from people on here. I think that if the adult teeth haven't come through, then they pull the baby canines and see if the adult grow properly. If not, then they have to take other steps - there's a few options with that. One is "puppy braces" where they put a plate in to slowly push the teeth into the correct position. In severe cases they will reduce the canine teeth (ie take the top off it) and cap it so it doesn't reach the pallate. Well, that's my understanding this far anyway


So I have made an appointment for next Friday to have this checked out. I am also going to arrange for her spaying early next year.

Perhaps you should speak to your vet about it? It causes discomfort for them and apparently if bad enough, can cause open wounds on the pallate.
 
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