Why are you looking in my puppies mouth? He's/she's just here to get neutered/spayed. He/she has no problems eating or chewing.
That's great! In addition to performing a general wellness exam, we also pay close attention to looking for retained deciduous teeth, or baby teeth. In some cases, the adult teeth grow in, but the baby teeth don't fall out. They can cause oral problems later in life, so they need to be pulled, and if your puppy is already under anesthesia, then that's the time to do it.