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Old 01-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there an insurance out there that covers puppy retained tooth extraction? PetPlan says they cover non routine dental procedures but I'm not sure what they mean by 'non-routine'. Anyone has experience with this?


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Old 01-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the time when Tyler had gingivitis and it was covered and when he cracked a tooth and it was covered all by PetPlan. Don't know if they'll cover retained baby teeth unless they are causing malformation of the bite -- which was the case for Tyler but it happened so soon after I got him that I didn't have insurance yet.
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Looks like most insurance companies don't. Gustave still has 4 puppy teeth that might need to be extracted. The vet hasn't said anything about it yet so it might not classify as 'pre existing condition' but I think even then I'll still have to pay for it myself.


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When i got Noelle spayed at 6 months, she had 6 retained baby teeth and the vet didn't charge to remove the retained baby teeth, my friend who uses the same vet has a maltese that needed 13 baby teeth removed when he was neutered at 6 months. My vet did charge when Riley had a loose tooth removed during a cleaning. I would ask the vet about it, it doesn't hurt to ask.
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Petplan is always helpful.... You could call them and ask.

or first ask your vet.

They might have to be a certain age (over 1 year maybe) to have it covered as a "medical necessity" but I don't know for sure... haven't had any of mine needing removal.

Gus was scheduled for surgery and his tooth came out the night before LOL I waited with him until after his first birthday. Grace's easily came out playing with Gus...
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Petplan didn't cover having Bailey's two retained baby teeth removed.
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