You probably know how bad your dental pain is, and you’ve probably looked for a dentist to relieve it as quickly as possible. If Vido is suffering from a toothache, then it is not only that he cannot tell you that his mouth hurts. He does not want to leave – it’s the dog’s instinct to hide any pain or disease. In the wild, acknowledging pain means being exposed to predators. Symptoms of dog’s toothache are not always clear, but they include behavioral changes, chewing problems, and drooling.
When the dog appears to have painful teeth:
It can be difficult to know when a dog is in a painful condition because it cannot express its discomfort as humans. Being able to determine the signs and symptoms your dog may experience pain may be a very important part of being a pet owner.
The dog can experience tooth pain for a number of reasons. Some of the more common causes include infected or swollen gums, broken teeth, and tartar buildup. Dogs can develop tooth decay as well. Failure to identify dog pain by mouth may lead to more serious health problems such as infections, tooth loss, and other systemic problems.
This guide will help you learn more about ways to show dogs pain in the mouth area. Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms:
Dogs run their mouth when they chew on sweets and toys, but when the dog suffers from dental pain, it may start to drool more frequently than usual. The reason for this is that the salivary glands work extra hours when there is injury or pain in the mouth.
In some cases, blood may appear in saliva. If this is the case, you should take the dog to the vet as soon as possible because he may have a more serious problem.
Bad breath in dogs
Healthy dogs do not tend to have bad breath. If the dog’s breath starts to smell bad, he may have something going on in his mouth. Bad breathing for dogs can be a sign that your dog may have tooth decay or infection, and one of them may lead to pain in the teeth.
When your dog suffers from dental pain, he may not eat as much as he usually does because it may hurt him to chew. You may notice it begins eating and then suddenly stops. He may also moan when eating or spitting out his food.
Anorexia is a symptom that may be associated with many health problems, so regardless of whether or not this is caused by a toothache, take your dog to the vet immediately if his appetite suddenly changes.
Sneezing and nose coming out
If gum disease is left untreated, it may cause the bone between the nasal and oral cavities to become thin. This occurs in advanced cases of gum disease in the teeth of the upper canine, sneezing and nasal secretions, which will be signs of this.
Your dog chews only on one side of the mouth
Like humans, when a dog suffers from dental pain on one side of its mouth, it may only chew on the painless side. He may suddenly drop food or a toy he is carrying in his mouth if he accidentally touches the aching side.
If your dog usually likes to harass him, and then suddenly starts to move his head out of your hand, the toothache may cause him to behave shyly. He does not want you to touch his head for fear of increasing pain.
Visible changes in the dog’s mouth
Sometimes, you may be able to know that something is wrong with your dog’s mouth just by looking at it in his mouth, which is something that you must do regularly to ensure the health of the mouth.
You may notice swelling on one side of his mouth, or you may notice gingivitis or bleeding, broken or missing teeth, or lesions on his gums during an oral examination.
How to treat and prevent teeth in dogs
While there is nothing you can do to prevent a dog from accidentally breaking a tooth, you can help prevent tooth pain from other causes by developing a good oral hygiene plan and sticking to it. Here are some tips to help you care for your dog’s teeth:
- Take your dog for annual oral checkups and cleaning.
- Feed him good food for dogs.
- Avoid hard bones like chewing toys.
- Brush his teeth every day
- Give him chew games to play with.
- Do your oral exams regularly.
Tooth pain can be debilitating for the dog and may be a sign that it is dealing with something very dangerous. If your dog shows any of the above signs and symptoms, take him to the vet as soon as possible for a medical examination.
Dental dog health
If you brush your dog’s teeth daily and keep his mouth clean, you will notice any symptoms of dental problems early. The veterinarian should examine the dog’s mouth for the annual wellness check, and advise you whether your pet requires dental cleaning. While this cleaning, done under anesthesia, is not cheap, it can relieve your dog of long-term dental problems and pain. Your veterinarian can show you how to clean your dog’s teeth and provide you with dog toothpaste recommendations. She can also suggest foods and chew designed for dental health.
How do you know if your dog has an abscess?
The signs of the dog have mixed teeth
If you look into the dog’s mouth when your pet has tooth abscesses, you will notice swelling and redness around the gums next to the affected tooth. The more pus that accumulates, the more swollen the area around this tooth.