There is no vet with exp in rodent dentistry. I'm in an Eastern European country, most vets probably didn't even see a guinea pig. The second vet, who is more knowledgeable on the subject compared to my regular vet, basically told me that if he has surgery he's going to die.
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It should regrow pretty quickly. Keep an eye on the length of the top tooth on that side -- it may ultimately need to be trimmed if it overgrows too much while it doesn't have an opposing tooth to keep it ground down.
See http://www.guinealynx.info/teeth_broken.html for more info.
When his tooth fell and I went to the vet to check on him, the vet cut a bit from him other one also. She cut a bit too much and he was left with a 0.5cm gap between his remaining bottom tooth and his up ones. Now his remaining bottom tooth grew back, but his upper teeth kinda curled inwards and his bottom on is grinding OVER the upper ones. I can try to take pictures if that doesn't make sense.
I decided I should probably level all his teeth off to be straight by the time his bottom tooth finishes growing. But because I know it's hard to control how much you cut with the pinch(?) I thought it might be better to file them.
Unfortunately neither vet#1 or vet#2 have a file so I asked around and found a vet who says they are expert in exotic pets. This vet said they could file his front teeth but he would need to be put under anesthesia. I obviously won't do that, but is it true? Nowhere on the internet where I read about using a file on the front tooth did it say they needed to be anesthetized. They said I should make an appointment and have them check Noty out, but do they sound like they know what they're talking about, should I go to them?
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Eastern Europe..which country..?
For next time or if you have any more pigs.
If you have enough money and you re not too far away, I recommend you to drive to Ljubljana, Slovenia (if you have any more pigs and you Will need vet) or Vienna(Austria) and as rjespicer once wrote you also got Venice(Italy) -all locations have very experienced vets...you ve also got Germany.
I fed him 3 or 4 hours before the surgery, could that have been why?
No. Pigs can eat before surgeries. Dogs and cats cant(as far as I know or somebody Will correct me) few hours before.
The vet left him home waytoo early. In my oppinion..They did that with my cat when I was still too Young to know, but our Bob survived, later on when i was older i realized that, i was Quite angry, but as I said he survived this, so..whatever..but if cats have +9lives.. pigs have -3, so..you cant compare that and i dont want too.. I am sorry, again.. dont know how educated are vets in Romania..
Just this morning he was running all over, eating (I was syringe feeding him) and trying to eat on his own and drinking lots of water. I had many treats for him and other nice things he would have enjoyed after getting better. I don't know what to do now. He didn't want to die, his time wasn't here yet.
There is a specialist doctor in Bucharest, the capital, but since I don't drive that would have been a 6h trip there and either come back or stay in a hotel for a night, so I decided against it, I thought it would be worse for Noty. I regret that now.
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Sometimes when I try to sleep or I close my eyes I have flashbacks to the moment he died, when he tried to scream. I wonder if he was in pain, but if he was still experiencing the effects of anesthesia he wouldn't have been, right? I don't want to think he was in pain.
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Please take care of yourself and try to get some rest this weekend.
I knew with certainty that he needed surgery since 2 weeks ago, but I was more scared of the surgery than I was of malocclusion so I dragged my feet and it had time to get really really bad.
I was also giving him hemp tea which worked very well because he was his normal self, gaining weight, even the day of the surgery he woke me up to ask for food. But at the same time because he was so chipper and energetic I didn't really understand the gravity of the situation.
I'm thinking in a few days or weeks or when I can talk about this I'll put everything down in writing because I feel like other people in the same situation might benefit from it.