Abscess tooth in dogs

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I have tears in my eyes as my dogs and cat are my ‘babies”, I can’t have children, I feel like they are mine, yet I can’t help her/them! I already know one needs $3000 level 3 dental! (My husband has a cracked molar and my teeth need checking……etc! no dental plan here!) No my baby chihuahua went in for ingrown nail and when Vet checked her mouth, WOW. Her left front molar is wrapped around by “hair, etc.” at root, loose it is huge!
My 5 year old dachshund has swollen glands in his neck. I checked in other areas and I don't feel anything swollen,just only in his neck. Aside from cancer, I want to know if there's any other infections or anything that he could have. He was checked in November as a check up at the Vet's appointment, and he was fine. But that was in november and it is March now, so there could be something wrong?
However, alternately a piece of the stinger or other foreign body could still be in there creating an abscess, or it could be a dermal mass that is unrelated to a sting. Since it is on the side of your dog's face, it could be related to the a tooth root abscess. Allow your vet to further investigate. Your vet can perform a fine needle aspirate or other biopsy, or lance the lesion if it is an abscess.
There is so much risk of blood infection and other complications that it isn't even worth leaving in, especially if your dog has already developed a facial abscess. Good luck!
As soon as it was time to roll over and get some sleep, I started to worry about him. I googled this eye problem called carnassial abscess. Its when a root in the dog's upper molar tooth can become infected and it caused swelling underneath the eye. The only way to cure it is to remove the tooth, which can cost anywhere from $100-$600 (as estimated on the net). That would pretty much be most, if not all of what I have left in my bank account.
you are right it does sound like he may have a ruptured abscess on his face. Sometimes dogs with toothroot abscesses have the abscess open up on the face below the eye, can you tell if there is an old fractured molar tooth on that side? I have to recommend that he be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible; if there is an abscess then he needs antibiotics +/- tooth removal.
The last step in that process smooths the jaw bone that held the tooth so that the jaw is non painful with biting down later on hard food and the pet can eat normally without discomfort. Pets with good dental health live an average of 2 years longer Quality life - so ensure your 7 month old gets dental care at least by the age of 3 if no sooner. It's the best way to keep a long healthy life in dogs!
I am thinking that he is in pain somewhere, perhaps the mouth (maybe a tooth root abscess which would also explain the wheezing) and his appetite has been effected and now he only will eat food if it is extra yummy. Weight loss in a Jack is very unusual at this age. Jacks are very strong and muscled dogs and often become too heavy if nor exercised. But weight loss is a concern. I would not wait and see how he does, bring him to a vet. The quicker the diagnosis, the better the prognosis.
There are submandibular lymph nodes located under the jaw and it's possible that this is a lymph node that is enlarged in response to something going on in her body, possibly an abscessed tooth that she just isn't reacting to yet or something, You just want to get it checked out in case it's something she needs antibiotics for before it has any more time to build. Please post back and let us know what the vet says.
We took him to the emergency vet, and they kept him a few days and took blood samples and were able to open his jaw to see if he had a tooth abscess and they took xrays also. He was given antibiotics and steroids. They said they couldn't find any cause or problem, and was very frustrating for us because not only was that visit and procedures over $1,000 the swelling is now returning. The swelling did go down while he was on steroids. He is eating and running about normally.
I have a 14 year old dog. Last week we found out he had a tooth abscess. We put him under antibiotic. After a few days the infection ( little mass under his eye) disappeared. He seemed to be doing a whole lot better (he stopped crying at night and was more reactive) I was also planing to find a vet to take off his tooth.
If you know for sure she does have bad teeth, then teeth would be the first thing I would think of. If she has an abscess under a tooth, it would cause quite a swelling. And it would be likely to affect the nearest lymph nodes, and cause swelling there too. There has to be a solution found for the vet's inability to examine her mouth.If she is that bad when examined, she will have to be sedated fully, for the vet to take a look. But it is wise to do that I think.
meaning that it is responding to an infection somewhere like dental disease or something else in the head/neck region), a cancerous lymph node, an enlarged salivary gland, a salivary mucocele (which may have to be removed), a tooth abscess, a cancerous growth, a hematoma (a blood clot), etc. Your vet would perform an FNA (fine needle aspirate) which involves poking the lump with a needle and looking at the cells on a slide.
After about a week on the medication I noticed a decrease in the drinking and an increase in energy. I then noticed a lump under his eye which was a tooth root abscess. He was given clindamycin (sp?) and after about 2 days on the antibiotic he started the excessive drinking again. A urine cortisol test was done after about a week on the antibiotic with even more elevated results.
My first thought when looking at this was that it is perhaps a tooth abscess. Has he had his teeth checked recently? On the other hand, it could also be a cyst. If, when you gently feel it, does it feel attached somehow, or does it lift up with the skin? If it lifts up it sounds very much like a cyst. Does it appear to cause him any discomfort or do you see him shaking his head sometimes? It has a very rounded appearance, and that is quite cyst-like.
) It could be a cyst, or it could be a tooth abscess. That in itself would be enough to cause her extreme pain and make her not inclined to eat. If she's not eating, her bowels will not be working properly. However, it certainly does sound as if she has some problem going on in her bowels too. A stool-sample test may help. And if you think she is up to it, an x-ray perhaps might determine the cause.
I am of the opinion that dental care for dogs is a good idea in at least some cases. It is true that some dogs, for some unknown reason, have and keep healthy teeth without any help. I am sure you will make the correct choice for your dog.
Back when I was opioid naive (such a long time ago), when I had severe pain from a tooth abscess, 2 Percocet tablets removed 90% of the pain, for 4-6 hours, just like it said on the bottle. Chronic pain doesn't work this way. Long acting OxyContin can be delivering the same 10mg of oxycodone to my bloodstream every hour, but it does not remove 90% of chronic pain -- it can't, because my nervous system never stops generating pain signals.
They are indoor/outdoor, but because they are so young, they don't wander far at all, pretty much staying on the patio or in the driveway and they're in every night for the overnight. So, I'm not REAL concerned about him having an incident with a snake or any other animal. I DO know that they always go after flies and bees, so I would imagine it's very possible he could have been stung by a bee or a wasp. I really appreciate any ideas...I'm worried about my baby! :0( Thanks in advance!
On an off chance, I would sit down with a comb or brush and look closely to see if anything may be stuck in her coat and check Round and under the tail area Sometimes, with these little dogs it can be hard to tell if something is wrong or they are being drama queens.
hi im a vet tech and the first thing that comes to mind for what you described is her teeth. first i would have her teeth checked, she could have a broken tooth or an abscess that would make it painfull for her to eat hard food. also i would see what else is going on with her, is she otherwise acting normal or has she not been herself lately?
She still eats every day, comes around for treats with the rest of the dogs. She goes outside to do her business and only has an accident when she isn't let out. She is pretty bright and alert. Problem is she pants a lot, especially at night but eventually she stops and goes to sleep. Her breath smells horrible. She is too old to have her teeth cleaned. Her weight is good so I don't think it is her organs. If it is her teeth, she would not be able to eat.
I realize this fact, and give him his space till he's finished..... Here's an ingredient list (First 10 ingredients in order) of what was in the food my dogs had for dinner last night... Venison Meat, Venison Liver, Venison Tripe, Venison Heart & Kidneys, New Zealand Green Mussel, Lecithin, Chicory, Fish Oil, Kelp...... Now, go read the ingredients list from your Science Diet Bag and see if it even comes close to comparing....
I've taken xrays of a hairline crack that turned out to be an abscess under the gum line and had damaged the adjacent tooth. I've found cysts in the jaw that if not found would have fractured the jaw. I've found cavities under the gum line and broken roots (root=nerve=pain). I've found damaged teeth with retained roots that continue causing problems.
He has moved about the room a few times today and eating and drinking a little. His urine is clear. He also has an abscess in his mouth from what appears to be a broken tooth so hopefully the antibiotics will help this as well. I might just go to the local feed shop tomorrow they will sell me antibiotics for him without a script for a couple of dollars. I only have enough for a few more days.
We haven't done scans for cancer, as it's unlikely we'll have the money to treat it. There are no obvious signs of pain or changes in her behaviour except for her appetite. When I get out food for Jez, she becomes very excited. But when I put the bowl down, she backs away from it and licks the air like crazy. She won't touch it. Before she stopped eating, we noticed that she was having trouble bending down to the bowl to eat, and would only eat from my mother's hand.
The second idea, he could have a bad tooth or teeth, this would cause bad odor and loss of interest in food. I wouldn't worry about force-feeding yet if you plan on seeing the vet in a day or two, but I would force feed water if you think the cat is dehydrated. Good luck!
If it was me whatever I had because it sounds like the cat is in very bad condition. He may have an infected tooth which is causing it and in that case you would probably have to have the tooth out.
i know this is not good food for dogs but i'm just trying to get some calories in him as he has always been naturally slender. his dental is tomorrow and i'm hoping this will resolve the problem and he will eat normally again. again, he over chews his food and sometimes has food fall out of his mouth. i'm hoping this is just a dental problem...
It was for a painful tooth on the right side of my mouth, but over the weekend I discovered the abscess on the left side of my mouth. I have a feeling this is going to cost me a lot! The rest of the week will be for organinzing all my medical records, sending off my complaint letter, and recovering from whatever dental experience I'm having as well as the pain in my right arm.
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