Types and Symptoms:
Here is a list of the common symptoms:
- Oral cavity
- Loose teeth
- Abnormal teeth or bite alignment
- Overgrown incisor teeth
- Oral tissue Swelling
- Having a preference of eating softer foods when they can
- Loss of weight (can be very extreme)
- Obstruction on tear or nasal ducts
- Respiratory irritation
- Any signs which they are in pain or discomfort
- depression, or hiding haunched posture
There are many different reasons for why this can happen. It can happen when there is tooth or dental decay. They aren't like those which form in the mouths of cats and dogs, they tend to puncture the bone, which then requires surgical treatment.
The most common cause is tooth elongation. Its a chronic and common condition, as their teeth are growing constantly unlike ours. Every month, their teeth can grow half an inch. Any tissue damage in the mouth can cause tooth root abscesses in rabbits.
Some may require long term pain therapy and management. Yet you will need to take a trip to your local vets to find out the exact cause of what has happened. Sometimes, surgery may even be required, yet this is to remove the affected teeth.
I hope this post helped you to have a better understanding of tooth root abscesses in rabbits.
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