Teeth Grinding In Dogs Can Be A Sign Of A Malocclusion Or A Self
Pups will grind their teeth when they are teething or when there is a loose tooth. A malocclusion occurs when there are misaligned teeth. This prevents the teeth from closing properly and evenly. Dogs don't show signs of pain the way humans do. Pain or discomfort in the esophagus, stomach, or intestines can cause dogs to grind their tooth. Teeth grinding may be a way for dogs to self-soothe or distract from pain. If you notice signs of teeth grinding in your dog, contact your veterinarian's office to schedule an appointment. Your vet will likely recommend lab tests or imaging to evaluate your dog's organ function and overall health. Dentist radiographs (X-rays) may be performed to assess teeth and jaw . .