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Old 05-18-2020, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, my hedgehog Maci of 3 years has had a pretty recent problems I have noticed, she doesn’t have many teeth left, and most importantly she has 2 big teeth same ones on the top jaw both sides left and right, thy are both yellow and looking swollen around them in the jaw area, she’s acting perfectly normal, one weird thing I have noticed though is she opening and closes and moved her jaw around a lot, as if there’s no room in there and she’s in discomfort, she has a vet appointment tomorrow and I’m just feeling anxious, I don’t believe it’s oral cancer, my guess was it’s a tooth infection or something but I just need some thoughts and opinions while I’m going over what I think it could be before this vet appointment.
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Also I wanna add that I have switched her to a soft food diet recently because she couldn’t chew hard food anymore
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Infected tooth, abscess, gum disease, hyperplasia, cancer, benign tumor/polyp. Sometimes they just lose teeth, whether from genetics, poor diet when a baby, who knows, but I've seen one or two now that once they start to lose them, the remaining teeth become diseased and needed removed.

There are lots of possibilities, sometimes its something that is easy to treat, and sometimes its not. It sounds like you are doing what you can at the moment, getting her into the vet and giving her soft food so that she can eat. Otherwise, try to not stress over it and get some good cuddles in.
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Old 05-19-2020, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you I really appreciate ur comment
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