Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oh My Teeth!

When I was born my lower jaw was not long enough. So when I was just a little guy I had some teeth pulled and they did therapy to lengthen my jaw and move my teeth. It worked pretty well, but I still have this thing called a malocclusion, also known as an overbite or the ability to eat apples from a picket fence. I think it makes me look kinda dashing, in a Rhett Butler kind of way. The big problem is one of my lower canines is kinda pushed in and might be hitting my palate. .It doesn't really bother me, but Mom wants to make sure I'm not gonna have problems later on. Soooooo.....

I went to the Orthodogtist yesterday.  First the nice technician lady took us on a tour and I got to see everything...even the operating room and the Orthodogtist's doggie that gets to go to work with him EVERYDAY! How cool is that? (I can't go with Mom to work cuz she works at a school and I'm kinda rambunctious). Everybody ooohed and ahhhed over me and told me how handsome I am. Then we went to the torture exam room. The Orthodogtist came in and talked to Mom and the human sis, Emily. Then the fun started...I tried to escape but The Traitor Mom made me stay and have the exam. The Orthodogtist was very nice, but I was NOT in the mood to have my face held. So, I was a bit (that could be an understatement) cantankerous....I even GROWLED at Him! But, he just talked to me and rubbed my face and I gave in. Who can resist face rubs?? Anyway, they took lots of pictures of my teeth. And rubbed this little stick thingy over my gums. I love sticks, so I was thinking Yay! Something to play with! Unfortunately, it just shows how much icky periodogtal bacterias are in my mouth. It wasn't too bad, but I definitely need my chompers cleaned. Anyway, after the humiliation of being held too close (I don't like being confined), which caused the GROWLING, they let me snooper around and I took a nap on the chair while they decided my fate discussed what was best for me and my teeth.

They didn't think I was listening, but I have to have a bit of surgery. The Orthodogtist has to take out some of the stuffs inside the offending tooth, and then make it shorter so it doesn't hit my palate....I think they must mean plate...I really don't care if my teeth hit my plate, that's where the food is, but whatever! She hasn't said when this indignity will occur, so I'm off the leash for now.  Keep your paws crossed for me. I don't think I like this idea, but I'm sure I can use it to my advantage in some way. Perhaps a few extra treats and cuddle time with the Peeps. That would work for me!

I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful my Mom cares so much that she wants to do what's right for me and my teeth. Oh...and for turkey! And maybe Braeden....

On my way to the Orthodogtist


  1. I will keep my paws crossed that everything works out for you.

  2. Oh, I dont think I would like it either but guess you have to do whats best. Least you have more time. Have a
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING and enjoy lots of turkey!!!


  3. Oh Seth, will will cross our paws, and pray that it all goes perfect, just think, if will help you munch up your foodies better!

    Hope you guys have a most wonderful Food filled Thanksgiving

    Susie & Sidebite

  4. Wows!! Well, if it's what you need, just think of all the goodies and stuffs afterwards!! Just remember to milk it for all it's worth! Ya know peeps can feel really guilty abouts this kinda thing!! BOL
    Ruby ♥
    pees: I thinks your overbite makes you look mighty handsome!!

  5. Wow, that sounds a little yucky. We are sure you will be brave and do excellent when the time comes for your work. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Lee and Phod (Canadian dogs who celebrated in October)

  6. Oh that sounds like no fun! I am sure you will be just fine, though, and as Ruby said be able to get lots of treats out of it!

  7. Our paws are crossed for you, Seth! This doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  8. I don't know-it sounds scary to me. I have to have a shot every 25 days but my mouth is solid. Different problems for different dogs.

  9. Seth - I got my paws crossed for you. Maybe you can get some ice cream out of the ordeal. Nella is good.
    Your buddy,

  10. We will keep our paws crossed for you surgery. I, Walter, have an under bite but so far it doesn't cause any problems. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Millie & Walter

  11. Aw Seth, we're sorry hear that you are going to need surgery butt we are glad that there is something that can be done to help to help you. We will of course keep our paws crossed that all goes well.
    Oddly enough, I (Wally) also have an overbite butt thankfully it doesn't cause me any problems.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Wally & Sammy

  12. Hey there! My name is Dougall, sorry to hear about your toothy problems, hope the athodogtist can help you!

  13. We've got our paws crossed for you Seth! Start practicing your sad face to get extra treats and snuggles!

    Edgar and his mum

  14. Oh gosh Seth, we have never heard of an Orthodogtist! What a to do! By the way, Gail says the first Scottie she ever cam across was James, who belonged to the headmistress of her school. He sat in her office all day every day, and girls who wanted an excuse to sneak into the nearby park and meet boys at lunchtime (it was an all girls school) would be the first to volunteer to take James out for his midday walk.
    Toodle pip!

    1. BOL mom works at a high school. That would probably happen at her school too!