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Pus Cavity Forming Under Tooth in Dogs



It is common to drain the fluid under or surrounding the tooth; this helps to eliminate any any infection. In many cases, the tooth will be extracted to expedite the dog's recovery time. Cold packs and antibiotics will help to reduce the inflammation, and pain medication will be given to provide comfort during your pet's recovery.


Living and Management


During the follow-up exam (within 7 to 10 days of treatment) the veterinarian will test for sensitivity, check for healing at the site of the extracted tooth, and ensure there are no infections present. Infection is a common issue, so limit chewing, biting, and hard foods to help with the healing process.


Several behavioral changes can be made to hasten the cat's recover time, such as eliminating any hard bones or other chewable objects that may be too tough to bite on. Additionally, bring the dog in for regular oral exams to check for any tooth abnormalities.




Strong oral hygiene and maintenance can work to prevent the formation of abscesses in the dog's mouth. Limiting the amount of chewing on hard objects or pulling on the dog's teeth (through tugging) will also help reduce the likelihood of an abscess.



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