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For more on extraction of deciduous teeth, see Interceptive Orthodontics.

From "Selected Canine Malocclusions"
Linguoversion of lingual displacement of the mandibular canine commonly referred to as "base narrow canines" is common in doliocephalic dogs and is thought to be the result of retained deciduous teeth. This malocclusion can be insidious, in that it is easily missed by casual observance by owner and practitioner alike. These animals often present with dysphagia if the problem goes unnoticed or uncorrected. The base narrow canines can damage the palate, cause pain, and possibly oronasalfistuli. They also may contact the maxillary canines and cause attrition.[/b]
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