Animal Tooth Jewelry How-To
May 23, 2007 9:59 AM Subscribe
How do I clean and prepare my dog's extracted tooth to be made into a charm necklace?
posted by imjm68 to sports, hobbies, & recreation (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My dog developed an abscess around one of his molars, and we had to have it extracted. It had bacteria inside it, and it split cleanly in half when it was removed.
My dog is large, and so is this tooth. I want to clean it, and get all the biological gunk off the pieces, and then make it into matching charm necklaces for my wife and I. (I know this sounds sort of bizarre, but if you saw the halves of the tooth it would make more sense.)
What should I use to clean the tooth that won't degrade it? Should I try to seal the tooth with anything to protect it, or strengthen it? Finally, does anyone know if dog teeth are strong enough to withstand drilling a chain hole without cracking it. The two halves are approximately 1/4" wide.