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From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-05-25 01:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: broken tooth

I feel bad, one of my ferrets had an accident and the upper
canine tooth is broken right at the gum line, so I am sure the
root is
exposed. She is in no pain, and just licking the area, when I
saw the tooth broken, it was hanging on by a "thread" so I
pulled it
off so that I don't have to worry about her choking on it.
There is no bleeding, and the gum looks bruised and a little

I know Dr. Williams has mentioned the complications involved
in removing the canine teeth.

My question- she is going to my regular vet tomorrow ( not a
ferret vet), if everything looks o.k., does the rest of the
tooth need to be dug out with surgery ( in humans it would
have to be removed- root canal usually). Is it the same for
and if yes, then can a regular vet do it, or is it more
complicated with ferrets and I should go the extra distance to
ferret vet??

Anyone else have this happen and have any advice?