Apocalipse started changing his four year teeth about a month ago. You know, the last of the front teeth. It did look strange, when the baby teeth first started to come off, because the new tooth didn’t seem to be pushing the old tooth away. It kind of grew up beside it.
But, right side, upper tooth fell out eventually and everything was fine. I kept looking at the left side, expecting it to follow suit, but it never did. A month later, the new tooth has grown past the baby tooth, and the baby tooth has placed itself behind it, like a shark, as a second row of teeth. Here is where I am thinking, hmm, uncool, right?
I tried to take pictures of it, but that is kind of hard, making him open his mouth and handling the camera at the same time. Still, you can see the baby tooth in the gap between the new tooth and the other teeth.
I sent my vets this picture. I bet they regret the day I got their email address… Anyway, to my surprise, they were kind of unsure of what to do and promised to think it over, over the weekend.
I have to admit, I was thinking that we’d sedate him and pull the bastard out. I mean, it’s a baby tooth. The root should be small by now. It should be doable. Right?
Now, I am not so sure. I do know that it feels ironic if Apocalipse is the one who ends up going to a hospital to have his baby teeth removed, right after I have spent the last three months fighting like crazy to prevent Saleem from going to a hospital and having his broken tooth surgically removed. I know, Apocalipse is Saleem’s son, and to add to the irony, Apocalipse’s mom, Amalia, broke that exact tooth when she was five years old, and had half of it removed. I guess destiny is kind of against my poor Apocalipse here…
But, until my vets decide what to do, I would like to hear from the world. I have never seen anything like it. Have you? And if so, what did you do?