Does your Pomeranian have more fangs than it’s supposed to? No, you’re not seeing double, two sets of puppy fangs can grow in your Pom’s mouth. The first time I noticed these fangs on my Pomeranian, I was terrified. I was afraid she would be in pain, which is why I did a lot of research.
So, how can you deal with Pomeranian double teeth? Take your dog to the vet. The extra fang or tooth has to be treated; otherwise, it can result in crowded teeth that will rub against each other and destroy the enamel. Treatment relieves pain and discomfort, reduces plaque or tartar build-up, and restores the enamel.
Here I will discuss the general meaning of Pomeranian double teeth, how you can recognize this problem, what can you expect, how to treat it, and when you should be worried.
What Does Pomeranian Double Teeth Mean?
Teething issues for your Pomeranian are extremely common. Your dog can have missing teeth, stubborn baby teeth that won’t fall out, and even two sets of teeth. We call the two sets of teeth, “double teeth.”
If you don’t notice these sets of teeth on time, they can create some potential health risks for your Pom. That’s why you need to check your dog’s mouth regularly for nine months or until they no longer grow teeth.
“Double Teeth” Also Refers to Other Dental Conditions
We use the term “double teeth” to describe any situation when we see two teeth growing next to each other. But, these teeth are much more complicated than they look. Other dental conditions also fall into the same category we know as “double teeth.”
If you know what to expect, you can easily notice these conditions and determine whether or not your dog has a dental problem.
These are all “double teeth” conditions that can develop in your Pomeranian’s mouth. Luckily, most of these abnormalities are not extremely common, but you can come across them.
Here I will discuss these conditions you can encounter, which are:
One of the first condition that comes to mind is called germination. This is a condition that refers to teeth that have two crowns but only one root. There is also another condition where the tooth will split, and in its place, two other teeth will grow, also known as the twinning condition.
After that, we have the condition we know as fusion, where two teeth unify as one. And last, but not least is concrescence, a condition that makes one of the tooth’s root cover to join with the other one right next to it.
How Do I Know If My Pomeranian Has Double Teeth?
When your Pomeranian is 6 to 8 weeks old, it will start to develop baby teeth. Your Pom will grow 28 teeth, and after 14 to 30 weeks, those teeth will start to fall out. At this time, new permanent teeth will grow in their place to make a total of 42 adult teeth.
The first steps of a proper diagnosis begin with a visual inspection. You will have to evaluate your Pomeranian’s dental health and take a good look at their jaw. Try to see if you notice any abnormalities in their teeth count or position that seem odd to you.
For example, you might notice one tooth growing inside the other, or two teeth unifying as one, etc. If you believe your dog is missing some or has too many teeth, you can contact your vet and ask for dental radiography. This can help give you a proper diagnosis of any abnormalities detected in your Pom.
But, before you decide to throw away those radiography readings, let me assure you that you will need them in the near future. So, my advice to you is to keep those dental readings to compare them with any future changes in your pet’s dental health.
My Dog Has a Double Set of Fangs, Should I Be Worried?
Double teeth in Pomeranians don’t affect their looks only, and they can also make your dog feel uncomfortable, cause inflammation, pulp infection, or even result in the death of a tooth.
If your dog has a double set of teeth, it will be more prone to periodontal or general dental infections that can cause pain or inflammation. If you do notice double teeth, take your Pom to the vet to get a proper diagnosis for whether or not your dog should receive treatment.
Double Teeth Care Treatment for Your Pomeranian
After your Pomeranian gets their double teeth evaluated, it might receive treatment depending on the long-term prognosis and diagnosis. Some of the treatments your Pomeranian may receive include:
- Tooth extraction
- Crown therapy
- Enamel restoration
All of these different treatments focus on solving specific double teeth abnormalities. For example, in some cases, if the double tooth doesn’t interact or cause any problems for the rest of the teeth, your vet won’t have to extract it.
But, if the vet notices any serious enamel defects, they will recommend enamel restoration treatment. Now, of course, the enamel has no nerve or blood supply and isn’t as sensitive as the gums; but it can expose the teeth to infection and pain. That’s why restoring it should be a top priority.
Now, some abnormal teeth may or may not be a sign of danger, but if your Pomeranian experiences any structural problems from the double teeth, these problems can cause periodontal or dental disease.
Long-Term Dental Management Helps Your Dog Have Healthy Teeth
Even though the dental treatment your dog will receive will solve the double teeth issue, you still have to make sure your dog has excellent dental health. The reason you should do that is to maintain structural teeth, integrity, health, and avoid any infections.
Brushing your dog’s teeth is the first and most important step. This is something you should do regularly with toothpaste approved for dog use. Also, take your dog to the vet to get a regular deep cleaning to avoid any gum issues, diseases, or tooth breakdown.
Many vets recommend that you get a radiographic evaluation every 6 to around 18 months to give you a detailed overview of your dog’s teeth healthy. Now, this can definitely come in handy no matter how old or young your Pomeranian is.
Give Your Pomeranian Safe Teething Toys and Bones for Strong Teeth
These toys are excellent in keeping the jaw muscles active and oral health in excellent shape. That’s why vets highly recommend them for long-term dental care. They scrape off any tartar or plaque and help your dog with the discomfort of growing teeth.
In the end, their breath will be fresher, and they won’t be prone to periodontal disease.
Pomeranians and other small breeds are very vulnerable and sensitive dogs. If you are worried about yours, you should know that teething problems are a common issue, and dealing with Pomeranian double teeth is no exception.
You will have to pay close attention to your little Pom, evaluate their dental health regularly, and take them to regular vet checks. If you notice any teething abnormalities, take your dog to get proper dental care.