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    Question Gecko bit syringe and damaged teeth


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    Hello!

    While giving oral meds to my gecko he bit down hard on the syringe and I heard a nasty crunch. Some of his teeth are now misaligned and jutting out slightly.

    He seems to have full jaw functionality as hes since eaten a wax worm, but Im beating myself up and worried his teeth are now permanently misaligned.

    Would really appreciate any info.

    Thanks!

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Thanks for sharing that image.

    Was it just the syringe bite that's responsible for your leo's overbite? Does he also have some mouth rot (infectious stomatitis)?
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    He’s always had an overbite. And there’s no mouth rot. I took another pic this morning while getting him to open his mouth a bit. You can see he’s got a couple of teeth missing and some others are sticking out. I know they replace them every few months but I’m worried they’re going to grow back in the same position that they’re in now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scandalous_sloth View Post
    He’s always had an overbite. And there’s no mouth rot. I took another pic this morning while getting him to open his mouth a bit. You can see he’s got a couple of teeth missing and some others are sticking out. I know they replace them every few months but I’m worried they’re going to grow back in the same position that they’re in now.
    I'm sorry. I have no idea whether new teeth will grow back in the current positions.

    Perhaps somebody else currently on GU would know.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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