Originally Posted by themacpack
Depending on what part of the jaw the break was in and how it healed, you may notice an increased need for dental maintenance as an offset jaw alignment will create abnormal tooth wear.
How functional does his jaw seem?
well the vet came friday and said his mouth does look like it was wired but the jaw didn't heal 100% correctly so its off slightly. She will do a yearly dental check and floating and angle the teeth to offset the alignment... the way she described it is the back jaw is what was broke but the break caused problems to the front half of the jaw as well.
The back teeth furthest away are higher and as you come close to the front they come lower and lower and they are in a wave or concave shape rather than straight on. Then the front teeth were effected by the break because of the uneven wear while eating...
She says he isn't showing signs of pain or anything in the area but we need to keep ontop of it to keep him comfortable while eating. He doesn't need wet food completely and it is watered down a bit to help it down but he likes to chew anyway and spits most of the water and liquid supplements out :P