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Benjamin has a cracked off tooth found by our regular vet about 5 weeks ago. It is starting to get infected.

Good news is that their are two certified doggie dentist in our area:
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Bad news east side cant due the surgery until August 11th. Shoreline took 5 weeks to get a consult appointment which is tomorrow and is telling me that procedure appointment openings start end of September. Does anyone else think that is ridiculous? Waiting 3 months to remove what is now a wiggly brown rotted broken tooth. Isn't that dangerous?

Has anyone used East Side Dental in Woodinville or Shoreline in Seattle?
Shoreline is supposed to be one of the best on the west coast but I think that east side is my better bet I just don't feel like waiting 3 months makes any sense?
 

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Dumb question, but is there a reason why your regular vet won't remove the tooth? Or is it because the tooth is abscessed? If abscessed, it needs to come out ASAP....

My regular vet took care of my Jacks' tooth when it was shattered and had to come out ASAP.
 

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I was wondering the same thing....my GSD had two cracked teeth recently that were starting to get infected. My regular vet performed the surgery within days. I never even noticed how much pain my dog was in ( she hid it well) but once those two teeth were removed, she acted like a puppy again!

I don't think it's good to make your dog wait so long :( is there any way your vet could call the surgeon and get a sooner appt. for you? Good luck!
 

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It is the upper premolar a 3 rooted tooth and they are afraid the way that it is broken it will be complex.
My regular dentist is bringing his own dog to Shoreline for the a similar break.
The regular vet will do it but recommends doggie dentist that is board certified.
Having just lost my other dog to an incompetent ER I am fearful of not having an expert do it and have complications causing a long procedure.
 

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That makes sense, I just wish they could get you in sooner! If your regular vet is bringing his own dog to the specialist, then that is probably the right thing to do. Maybe they could give Benjamin some pain medicine while you wait for the surgery? Best wishes to you guys and please let us know how it goes!
 

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I've used the one in Shoreline. It did not take me that long to get an appointment but this was almost 3 years ago. I really liked Dr. DeBowes. All rechecks are free and Molly ended up needing an extra recheck and antibiotics, which I don't think she charged me for but I can't remember now.
 

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Well Benjamin is off to surgery this morning paws crossed all goes well.

I realized last night that yesterday would have been his big brother Riley's 11th B-Day, he went to the bridge June 6th.

I am thinking that Benjamin had a furry guardian angle looking after him:)
 
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