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Home Forums HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Do I need to go to the vet? RE: Do I need to go to the vet?

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Wick
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Top and bottom incisors (the front four teeth) should be straight both vertically (how they stand) and horizontally (the biting part; where it’s worn down). The front teeth should go over the bottom.

http://www.rabbitmatters.com/images/nicelyaligned.jpg

… If you find it doesn’t look like that, I’d let your new vet know! Not having perfect teeth isn’t an immediate emergency red flag, but it’s good to have it formally assessed to see if it can be fixed or if it needs to be regularly maintained.

Wick’s bottom teeth go in front of his front (under bite) and his jaw doesn’t line up right (top and bottom teeth don’t match up with each other in the center of the mouth).

Only a vet can see the back teeth, so no need to concern yourself with trying to check those.

You can also just assess the gums in the front. They should look like human gums in a way, so smooth and pink. If you see it’s swollen or something, that’s a cause of concern.