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Old 09-14-2019, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this a tooth? Does this look like a back tooth he might’ve lost?! I’m panicking so bad right now

Ok, I found this white looking thing in his cage, at first glance, I thought it might’ve been thread, but then I thought, there is no thread in his cage, I cut all loose pieces off. So I picked it up and it was hard!

I examined it and it looks like one of a hedgie’s back teeth either upper or bottom.
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Yes, that is a back tooth. Time for a vet visit to have his mouth checked to see why it fell out and if there are any others loose that need to be removed.

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Old 09-14-2019, 02:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok thank you! I’ll immediately get the vet online, but our exotics are full, so I think we’ll only get an appointment at the end of the month, since I already called at the first for a checkup, but they said they were full till the 21st.
He won’t refuse to eat right? And if he does, will I have to force feed him with a syringe or wet his food?

Thank you for the teeth! It’ll broaden my knowledge to identify more teeth later on. I hope it’s not something serious. Hopefully something treatable like tartar or a fun infection.

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If he will allow, get a peak in his mouth to look for a reason for the loss, swelling, redness, mass, etc. Also try to look to see if you notice any others. Monitor behavior, if he is more jumpy, or bitey than usual, those are signs of pain. Let those determine how fast you need that veterinary visit. Also monitor his weight and how much he is eating. If he isn't eating well, that means there is likely pain and he'd need a visit as soon as possible to determine why.


They don't usually quit eating unless there is pain, or they have lost too many and require a diet change.
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Alright, thank you so much. He doesn’t allow me near his face, as usual. He isn’t a contact hog.
I did try to look. And I gave him a worm, and he ate that fine, I’ll monitor his weight and check his behaviour over a few days and see what I can gather. Thank you so much!
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I know some people use food and cotton buds to check their mouths if they think there is something wrong and want to see
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok, I might try that, thank you!
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