Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialists, LLC

2409 Omro Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904-7713


Teeth Grinding in dogs can be a sign of pain


Teeth grinding can be a sign of the dog having oral or dental pain. Chronic teeth grinding or bruxism by dogs can result is severe dental wear. A comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT) from a veterinary dentist is indicated when teeth grinding is observed.

This boxer was teeth grinding.

Boxer Dog Grinding Teeth

The second premolar was fractured with pulp (nerve) exposure.


Pulp exposure due to dog grinding teeth

Fracture second premolar tooth.  

Pulp exposure is a source of pain and cause for teeth grinding.


vet dental radiograph of fractured premolar due to dog grinding teeth

Dental radiograph of fractured premolar. 

Extraction of the fractured tooth resolved the teeth grinding episodes.