Message Number: YG3996 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-05-25 23:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: broken tooth

We, too have one with a canine removed. In her case it was a
mandibular one (lower one) and we've been told that those are easier
since the maxillary ones can have roots into the sinuses just as can
happen at time with human canines and premolars. In humans that
increases the chances of infection and of abscesses, esp. before
corrective work is done, due to nasal sinuses not being very clean
body parts. If the root's exposed then the ferret needs a root canal
or an extraction. Dental abscesses in them can be very bad; we've
twice encountered those so do what the vet recommends rather than
risking that.