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Old 05-08-2014, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi my hedgehog is almost 2 years old now and she has been in good health but recently her mouth has been swollen and she gets food stuck in her lip that I have to pull out. She is still eating good and drinking fine too. She's still been playing in her tube a lot but hasn't run on her wheel in a while, even though I have tried to get her to (I usually have to clean it twice a week and i haven't had to in two weeks now.) All she eats is Blue Buffalo and Innova dry cat food and Wellness wet food and sometimes some baby food and meal worms as a snack.

I took her to the vet and they said it was a abscessed tooth on both sides of her mouth and gave her a narcotic pain medicine for a few days and antibiotics for 14 days. It doesn't seem to be helping much though and it looks the same (it's been 4 days and I'm just freaking out). when I look in her mouth it has a bump on the top lip and the corner looks kind of crusty on the other side. I clean out her mouth with a cotton swab like 3 times a day and rinse it out with a water. I worried that it not going to get better.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did they do anything to clean out infection or just prescribe meds? Usually when I've read about abscesses, they remove the tooth or at least clean infection out. I'm not sure I have any other advice besides letting the vet know that it's not been getting any better & checking to see what else you can do. Someone else may have more advice though, I know some of the other mods have experience with tooth & mouth issues.
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