My dog chipped his tooth on his chew toy. Should I worry about this?
Worrying about a chipped tooth depends on your dog's age, and how deep the chip is.
The younger a dog is, the farther down the shaft of the tooth the pulp cavity extends. Therefore, a shallow chip in a young dog's tooth may expose the pulp cavity and set the dog up for a tooth abscess, where a much deeper chip in a senior dog might be no problem of any kind.
Any time you notice a chipped tooth with dogs or cats, you should have your pet examined by one of the staff doctors at Windmill Animal Hospital. Many times, the chipped tooth will be no potential problem source. However, a tooth with exposed root pulp will turn into a very painful problem unless quickly dealt with.