“My dog has a fractured tooth, but it doesn’t seem to bother him. He is still eating and drinking normally.”

Most pets continue to eat and drink despite having a fractured tooth. They have an instinctual drive to continue eating and to hide pain. They may be chewing on the opposite side of the mouth to avoid using the fractured tooth. Often your veterinarian can investigate this by evaluating both sides of the mouth; one side of the mouth may have much more calculus than the other side, indicating that your pet is avoiding use of the tooth that needs treatment.

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