My vet was unable to extract the rest of Misty's tooth on Wednesday, even with a variety of interesting dental tools graciously loaned from an equine dentist with whom she has been consulting. The root is holding strong, but the tooth is riddled with micro-fractures and my vet cannot get a grip without causing the tooth to break into tiny pieces.
The next step is to take Misty to the equine hospital near Denver and the dentist there will drill into Misty's jaw and punch the tooth out. I'm just sick about it, but it appears to be the only option now. The tooth has to come out or it will be a chronic problem.
I'm worried and dread the idea of a hole drilled into Misty's jaw. I don't know what to expect yet with aftercare and healing. This will be another learning experience. I just want to get it over with so Misty can heal and get back to normal. My vet is arranging the appointment so she can be there too. I hope we can get it done next week.
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