Trimming incisors

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pinnygiggy

Post   » Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:25 am


Hello, I have a piggie that has lost his bottom incisors by fighting, they don't look like they are going to grow back, it was down to the gum line.

I've gone through old threads, looking to the possibilities of burring, rasping and clipping with Timesco bone rongeurs.

Is there a good alternative to Timesco rongeurs, they don't seem to be on their website any more?

Thanks

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Apr 14, 2024 10:47 am


So you also read this?
https://www.guinealynx.info/teeth_broken.html

Your main goal is not letting the remaining tooth get to long and prevent closure of the mouth. The glass file is still a possibility, not to mention eating motion may still result in normal wear on the remaining tooth.

bpatters
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Post   » Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:37 pm


How long has it been since they were broken? GP teeth do usually grow back, and fairly quickly, even if broken below the gum line.

Their teeth grow continuously, and unless the root itself has been damaged so badly that growth is not possible (that's unlikely to happen), they will come back.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:41 pm


I see I didn't read closely enough! (both bottom teeth broke off so there is no single remaining tooth to keep the upper teeth in check).

Ditto bpatters. They will grow quickly. That page I posted above has numerous tips.

pinnygiggy

Post   » Mon Apr 15, 2024 1:48 pm


Thank you both for your replies. This happened 2 weeks ago and I can't see any signs of growth yet, I assumed something might have come up if it was going to, is there still a chance they might?
Yes, it's both bottom incisors that came out.

I've been reading conflicting information on which is better, burring or bone rongeurs to keep the upper two from getting too long.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:11 pm


Yes, definitely still a chance they will emerge. If you read that page, you will note that sometimes the new tooth is weaker and will break again and regrow again. So, though not usual, tooth replacement may be a process.

What you have working for you is that this was a result of an injury, not an infection - which could compromise the root. Most teeth will just grow back.

bpatters
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Post   » Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:36 pm


As I understand it, using rongeurs increases the risk of splitting/cracking the tooth. That method is quicker than burring, so you'd have to weigh the risks and benefits.

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Apr 28, 2024 7:25 pm


We've had good success trimming the opposing teeth, when this has happened at our house, with plain old, sturdy, nail clippers.

Don't shoot for perfection. You just need the opposing teeth not to overgrow by too much while the missing teeth regrow into opposition.

This is also a two-man process, if at all possible. One person holds the pig, and his head, firmly while the other person clips. The pig will not likely be cooperative. :-)

Good luck and best to him and to you. It takes a little practice, but it's not too difficult once you get the hang of it.

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