The German Shepherd had been having a fight with his “tug a rope”, one end had been jammed and he got carried away. He came off worst as his canine tooth had done a 90deg turn and was sticking out sideways. The tooth had to come out.
Normally when we do dental's the teeth that come out are manky so l was pleased to be able to get a nice photo of a dog canine for once. I wanted to give an idea of the size and width of one and this is perfect. One dog’s loss was my gain as the saying goes
In photo 1 the first 3cms are buried in the gum like an iceberg. The slight rim of blood is where it erupts out into open air.
Photo 2 you can see the part that is buried in the gum showing a different colour, slightly creamier, from the tooth section that is normally seen, that is white and has a bit of tartar on. The widest part of the tooth is 1.5cm wide and is normally buried out of sight.