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My fire breather really wrecked himself good today. En route to the bird, he spotted a white rock embedded in the ground a foot to the right of the line and a few feet short of the bird. At his normal hypersonic full speed he attemptted to pick up the rock.... we seen dust fly as he let out a yelp. Idiot got the bird and came running back covered in blood lookin like he was in a horror movie and lined up for the next bird.

Needless to say, that dust was remains of his teeth! Loaded up quickly while training partners made the emergency vet visit call. Four top incisors smashed out along with both canines broken badly on the left side. We are back home now and he is on pain meds. Surgery is scheduled for Saturday morning.

Anybody ever had any dentals implants done?
 

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Sorry to hear Tim, Im sure you would want to get back home but just in case, if ya need a place to stay for some reason, your welcome at my house
 

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No first hand experience but, I've seen where "bite dogs" have had titanium implants done. It can be done. good luck.
 

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I had a dog break a lower canine and we did a root cancel with a gold crown. It worked great. It is my understanding that implants can be done but it is a long process. Before your vet removes the teeth you need to find a dental specialist and see what can be done with what portion of the teeth are left.

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I remember several years ago at a trial I was warming my dog up doing walking singles at day light with my buddy David Barrrow and I went out to throw for Chester and he did the same excact thing, white rock and broke his canine tooth. I believe he finished that trial but was in a lot of pain.
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He is doing fine today. Consultation & surgery tomorrow at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center with board certified veterinary dentist Dr Krista Mendoza.

From what our primary vet could see, looks like our Mr Horsepower will be sporting an expensive titanium grill! Happy birth day to me, chaaa-ching!!!!
 

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Sorry to hear Tim, Im sure you would want to get back home but just in case, if ya need a place to stay for some reason, your welcome at my house
Thanks Erik!! I'd come stay anyway but I at least have to make an appearance at my birthday party! Left after the second series of a test last year, hung out with family for awhile at my party then went back to third!
 

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Wow. How old are these dogs?

Mine comes back with chunks of grass hanging out of her mouth, I can see this happening...

I hope he is back to retrieving soon!
 

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Wow terrible accident, let us know what they decide to do, I've been toying with the Idea of getting a cavity filled on my dog, but they haven't been really forth coming with a price, hard to find a canine dentist, they are very specialty. Can't imagine what implants may cost, but at 3 years, It's probably worth it.
 

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Thanks Erik!! I'd come stay anyway but I at least have to make an appearance at my birthday party! Left after the second series of a test last year, hung out with family for awhile at my party then went back to third!
No problem, always an open invite. Hope everything goes well for your guy.
 

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Wow terrible accident, let us know what they decide to do, I've been toying with the Idea of getting a cavity filled on my dog, but they haven't been really forth coming with a price, hard to find a canine dentist, they are very specialty. Can't imagine what implants may cost, but at 3 years, It's probably worth it.
Do you have a dentist that you have a good relationship with? Either professional, family, or friend? They can work on your dog at your vet's office under a vet's supervision (due to anesthetic), you just have to coordinate it between the vet and dentist. Most vet's would be glad for a "specialist" to come in and work on their clients! As a Hygienist, I can work on dogs and zoo animals in the state of Missouri as long as a vet is there supervising, and if it is within my scope of practice (I am allowed to scale, root plane, other periodontal procedures, but not extractions or fillings).
My former boss actually came to my house and helped extract some retained canines on a couple of young dogs that I had. Of course this was a much simpler procedure than the one your dog needs.
 

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Several years ago, I had a young dog that rolled and broke a k9 tooth. The vet pulled it, I don't think she ever missed it.

I also had a weimaraner that bit into an electrical cord, she had 3 teeth die. We had to have the vet pull they, he told us she would get along fine with out them. She act fine.

Good luck David Wolfe
 

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My 9 year old Golden chipped one of her canine teeth when she was about 1 1/2 years old. We went to the University close by that specializes in animal care to have her looked at. She ended up going back 3 times in the process, once for a cleaning, once for a fitting and finally for the root canal and installation of the titanium tooth. It was a little pricey, but with her being young I figured it would be worth it. She has not had a problem with it since. Good luck and I hope your dog recovers quick with no problems.
 

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Pulled remains of four incisors, some root canals, one implant and three pulp caps later.....

Around seven and a half hours total including the initial consultation and all the x-rays. He really took a long time to recover from being under. Today, he is back to normal. No birds or bumpers for a month though!

Thank you all for the phone calls, texts, email, pm's and replies.
 

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Glad everything worked out for you guys
 

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I would love to see some pics of the new metal work...and an update...
 
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