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UPDATE: And, she's home! :aktion033: And, SM is full of some mighty prayer warriors and thoughtful friends because.....

THE ONLY TOOTH THAT HAD TO COME OUT WAS A RETAINED BABY TOOTH!

WOOOO HOOOO!! :)

The vet said after seeing the x-rays it was decided that the other teeth could stay. Annie is up and running around like the crazy girl she is and I am SO HAPPY!! And, her breath is so sweet. :wub:

Thank you all for your prayers, your well wishes, and most of all your friendship and support!!

SM MEMBERS ROCK!!!

Linda

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Hi, everyone!

My poor little Annie will be undergoing a dental and will have two, maybe three, permanent teeth extracted tomorrow.

I've read the pinned topic on anesthesia but would appreciate any thoughts or other things to consider before I drop her off at the hospital in the morning. Also, what can I expect when I pick her up?

She can have food until midnight and water until 7 a.m. She's going to be upset about no breakfast in the morning.

They will do her pre-op blood work in the morning and then the dental after the results of that are done.

Prayers also appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi Linda, when I took B&B in for her dental she did fine, she wasn't even drowsy, but she didn't have any teeth pulled. I hope everything goes well for Annie. I just stopped and said a little prayer for your princess
 

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Hi Linda, when I took B&B in for her dental she did fine, she wasn't even drowsy, but she didn't have any teeth pulled. I hope everything goes well for Annie. I just stopped and said a little prayer for your princess
Thank you, Paula. I scheduled it for Friday because I get off at 2 on Fridays and then I'll have the weekend to spend with her and give her some extra loving. Hugs,

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Oh I know how much of a worry that is! I'm already stressing that Zoe will most likely need another dental this summer due to her perio. Both of mine looked pretty rough when I picked them up. Jett did fine and bounced back with no problems. My Zoe had a harder time due to 3 extractions. Make sure they give you some pain meds for her for about 3 days. She'll be back to herself before that most likely. But I'd rather be prepared then sorry.
 

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Oh I know how much of a worry that is! I'm already stressing that Zoe will most likely need another dental this summer due to her perio. Both of mine looked pretty rough when I picked them up. Jett did fine and bounced back with no problems. My Zoe had a harder time due to 3 extractions. Make sure they give you some pain meds for her for about 3 days. She'll be back to herself before that most likely. But I'd rather be prepared then sorry.
Thanks. I was wondering if the extractions would make it that much worse than just a dental. I'm worried about her reaction to the anesthesia. When I got Annie from the rescue she had been spayed the day before but she seemed to do just fine with it then. Plus, she's having it done at the main hospital by my fav vet so I'm sure she'll be just fine.

But, then she had that horrible reaction to the dental vaccine and had to be hospitalized.

She's barely 5 pounds - I probably won't sleep tonight!

Note to self: Stop obsessing already!!! :blush:

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Lacie had her first dental a year ago. She had 1 baby tooth (that they had missed when she was spayed) extracted. She was very, very sleepy for about 2-3 days. But she's reacted the same way both time she's had anesthesia. It just takes a long time to leave her system. Also she really didn't care about food for a couple of days either.

Prayers for Annie and continued prayers for precious Sophie. I'm sure that Annie will do fine.
 

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Lacie had her first dental a year ago. She had 1 baby tooth (that they had missed when she was spayed) extracted. She was very, very sleepy for about 2-3 days. But she's reacted the same way both time she's had anesthesia. It just takes a long time to leave her system. Also she really didn't care about food for a couple of days either.

Prayers for Annie and continued prayers for precious Sophie. I'm sure that Annie will do fine.

I had forgotten about the food! :( I meant to pick up some wet food today on the way home and forgot. Will she need to be on wet food for a while?

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Baci had to have a cleaning a few weeks ago because there was a little red spot on his gum .When he was under and my Vet cleaned the gum line he saw that 2 teeth had to be pulled..He pulled the teeth and waited a few hours after to make sure all was well when he woke up..When i went to get him he was absolutely fine i was told not to give him hard food for a few days ..
I was a so worried but i must say he was fine.
I also did not feed him anything past his dinner the night before .
Dont worry your baby will be fine..
 

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Baci had to have a cleaning a few weeks ago because there was a little red spot on his gum .When he was under and my Vet cleaned the gum line he saw that 2 teeth had to be pulled..He pulled the teeth and waited a few hours after to make sure all was well when he woke up..When i went to get him he was absolutely fine i was told not to give him hard food for a few days ..
I was a so worried but i must say he was fine.
I also did not feed him anything past his dinner the night before .
Dont worry your baby will be fine..
Thanks, Kathy. The girls have had their dinner and a little treat along with Sophie's meds. So, I need to go give Annie her bath.

And, then I'll start obsessing about whether or not they've hidden food somewhere! :smilie_tischkante: Then I'll be making a clean sweep of their fav spots. lol

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i don't have any advice to offer but wanted to say i will be thinking of you and annie tomorrow and hoping all goes well. reina has to have this done, too and i am very nervous. :brownbag:
 

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Ahh it is always a concern whe they have to have any procedure ...even one as 'routine' as dental.
My Quincy has a history of 'bad' teeth, he forms plaque very quickly .. mostly on back molars. His last dental a few months back resulted in one extraction. He's a hefty little guy at abt 13 pounds so not a wee-one. He did very well .. had soft food for that night and small bits at a time and soft for the next day. I held off with his hard diet cookies for a few days.
he was on antibiotic for a week -10 days I forget which.
It truly didn't seem to phase him at all. He showed no sign of discomfort at all.
My Naddie, in spite of her terrible nourishment and condition in her early life has never had to have a dental. She's larger and has larger mouth so maybe that makes a difference. odd because she has mal-formed teeth and even worn-down canines. ( assumed she maybe tried to chewed her way out of a cage?).She did have separation anxiety when I got her and she chewed the moldings at door to my office to pieces when left alone .. so she gave her poor teeth a work-out.
She has a missing lower front tooth which I noticed after she had been her a short time. But as far as plaque build up she doesn't seem to form it much. I'd say maybe there will be a need as she gets older.
I do try to be diligent about cleaning their teeth with gauze and "Petzlife" gel. It might be helping naddie as well but Quincy I don't see it making a huge difference , at least wioth molars. I do see the rest of his teeth keep pretty good.
 

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i don't have any advice to offer but wanted to say i will be thinking of you and annie tomorrow and hoping all goes well. reina has to have this done, too and i am very nervous. :brownbag:
I'll keep her in my thoughts *hugs you*
Thank you both!

Tami, I'll let you know how it goes - I'm nervous too! Hugs,

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Ahh it is always a concern whe they have to have any procedure ...even one as 'routine' as dental.
My Quincy has a history of 'bad' teeth, he forms plaque very quickly .. mostly on back molars. His last dental a few months back resulted in one extraction. He's a hefty little guy at abt 13 pounds so not a wee-one. He did very well .. had soft food for that night and small bits at a time and soft for the next day. I held off with his hard diet cookies for a few days.
he was on antibiotic for a week -10 days I forget which.
It truly didn't seem to phase him at all. He showed no sign of discomfort at all.
My Naddie, in spite of her terrible nourishment and condition in her early life has never had to have a dental. She's larger and has larger mouth so maybe that makes a difference. odd because she has mal-formed teeth and even worn-down canines. ( assumed she maybe tried to chewed her way out of a cage?).She did have separation anxiety when I got her and she chewed the moldings at door to my office to pieces when left alone .. so she gave her poor teeth a work-out.
She has a missing lower front tooth which I noticed after she had been her a short time. But as far as plaque build up she doesn't seem to form it much. I'd say maybe there will be a need as she gets older.
I do try to be diligent about cleaning their teeth with gauze and "Petzlife" gel. It might be helping naddie as well but Quincy I don't see it making a huge difference , at least wioth molars. I do see the rest of his teeth keep pretty good.
Your two sound like mine. Sophie has beautiful teeth and Annie just has bad teeth. :( Sophie loves to chew on her sticks which may help. Annie rarely chews on anything - I'm thinking her mouth might hurt her too much to chew. So maybe after the bad teeth are pulled she'll want to chew her sticks more. I try to brush their teeth with the toothpaste from the vet, but not very successfully. The vet had wanted me to scrub Annie's teeth and gums with hydrogen peroxide, but after talking with some friends and such I decided against it.

I wonder if the stuff that you put in water works. Does anyone use that?

Thanks for sharing your story with me.

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Linda - Tyler had 8 teeth extracted when he had his neuter. He really did well and didn't seem to be in any pain. I only gave him pain meds for a couple of days. He did have bad diarrhea from the anesthesia but other than that was fine and he did have a complicated neuter so probably under longer she will be. I fed him chicken and rice...nice and soft. Sending positive thoughts and prayers and let us know how she does.:grouphug:
 

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You should be able to pick her up in the afternoon. Some dogs have worse teeth than others. It depends a lot on the saliva. I am using Petzlife gel too.
 

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i just got the biotene to put in the water....reina doesn't care for the taste of petzlife, but occassionally i will still swipe it in her mouth or spritz her. stuart LOVES the taste.
 

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Hi I just wanted to let you know that Bernie had some baby teeth extracted because they weren't coming out on time. This was two weeks ago and although she was a little drowsy and a little stoned from the pain meds for a few days following the surgery she was just fine after that. I was worried about the anesthesia too but my little one did really well. I hope our story helps your concern abate some.
 

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Hi I just wanted to let you know that Bernie had some baby teeth extracted because they weren't coming out on time. This was two weeks ago and although she was a little drowsy and a little stoned from the pain meds for a few days following the surgery she was just fine after that. I was worried about the anesthesia too but my little one did really well. I hope our story helps your concern abate some.
Thanks, Jessica. My Sophie had some baby teeth pulled when she was spayed.

Does anyone know if having some permanent pulled is much different from having the baby teeth pulled?

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