There are several symptoms which can indicate a dental or jaw disease. If you notice all of them or only a few or one, you should carefully observe the chinchilla and bring the animal to a vet.
TIP: These X-rays show healthy and pathologic chinchilla dentitions: www.chinchillavermittlung.com/t4387-rontgenbilder-vom-gesunden-und-kranken-chinchilla-kiefer-chinchilla-schadel-chinchilla-zahnen
Primary malocclusion and dental diseases
healthy chinchilla dentition
Secondary malocclusion and dental diseases
Elderly chinchillas can be affected by dental and jaw diseases, e.g. arthrosis of the jaw joint. The treatment consists of administering Metacam and/or RodiCare Artrin.
ATTENTION: Unfortunately, many vets are still unable to take reasonable X-rays, let alone read or interpret them!