Q. My 4 1/2 month old French bulldog has his 3 bottom teeth showing should I be worried? or is there something I can do?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. It is not uncommon in this breed to have the lower jaw longer than the upper jaw, resulting in the lower teeth being visible most of the time, if this has developed suddenly it could be the result of an injury or fracture to his jaw but this is unlikely in this age group. Monitor closely for any oral pain which could develop if this is due to an injury or if the teeth are making contact with the sensitive soft tissues in the mouth. Severe orthodontic methods to move teeth and reallign the jaw are of questionable ethics and value and cannot be recommended