Fractured Primary Teeth Need Extraction
Puppy teeth are slender, thin-walled, delicate and reside in puppy mouths. Puppies are active, curious and clumsy and they explore the world with their mouths (and teeth). All of these factors put primary (baby, deciduous) teeth a significant risk of traumatic fracture. When a primary tooth is fractured in a puppy (or kitten), it requires immediate, careful and complete extraction. It is not medically acceptable to wait until spay/neuter surgery to deal with it or to wait for it to fall out on its own. To understand why that is, please review this pdf – Fractured Primary Teeth.
Removal of primary teeth is a delicate procedure that many would consider Not for the Casual Operator, or NFCO.