I discovered two very loose teeth in my 7 yr. old Maltese. On exam, the vet said he has very bad gum disease and little tartar. He gave me an estimate for 8 extractions but warned there may be more when they get in there and have x-rays. Also warned of complications. I was in shock at the price. My question is: what have you paid for tooth extractions for permanent teeth? Even when I just googled the average price for canine extractions is was more than half what he estimated. It may be the area I live, but there must be options?