Dental Extractions in Pets

Dental Extractions in Pets

Did you know that one of the most frequent veterinary surgical procedures performed is the extraction of a pet's tooth? In the event that your pet has oral injuries or periodontal disease, tooth extraction may be required. Sometimes a cracked tooth suffers irreparable harm. In other situations, it could be necessary to extract a tooth with severe decay in order to stop infections and more dental decay. A pet's general health and quality of life are influenced by their oral health.

In cases of severe periodontal disease, irreparable tooth fractures, or tooth resorption, extractions are required. It is preferable for your pet to be toothless than to have a painful tooth, even though we prefer to save teeth wherever possible. Pets can do pretty well for themselves with missing teeth, and frequently, they even feel much better when the troublesome tooth is gone.

Reasons Your Pet Might Need To Have Their Teeth Removed

Periodontal Disease

Plaque and calculus buildup on the teeth and below the gum line contributes to this disorder, which results in the deterioration of the teeth's supporting tissues, including bone, the periodontal ligament, and associated gum tissues. Bacterial infections can spread into deeper tissues as they deteriorate, resulting in uncomfortable abscesses.

Broken Tooth

Broken teeth in dogs and cats are not an uncommon occurrence. Broken teeth frequently expose the pulp chamber, which increases the risk of infection and tooth demise. The broken area may have a tiny pink patch where the nerve chamber is exposed. It may take years for the dead tooth to ultimately fall out, which is uncomfortable for the animal. Adjacent teeth may also be impacted by the time it falls out.

Unerupted Tooth

Impacted teeth, or unerupted teeth, can cause dentigerous cysts. These cysts have the potential to get very large and harm neighboring teeth and the surrounding bone.

Following tooth extraction, each pet will require different post-op care. We will go over your pet's unique at-home care with you at Fetch A Vet. Make sure to brush your pet's teeth frequently, consider giving them chew toys that clean their teeth after their mouth has fully healed, and take your pet to the vet to have their teeth professionally cleaned several times a year in order to avoid having to get another one of your pet's teeth extracted in the future.

You can maintain a happy, healthy mouth for your pet by sustaining appropriate oral hygiene. Resuming brushing your pet's teeth once they've fully recovered is recommended. Avoid letting your pet chew on potentially harmful materials like bones or sticks by always providing safe chew toys that won't damage your pet's teeth.

Fetch A Vet is a Mobile Veterinary Service that serves Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Okatie, Hardeeville, Beaufort County, and Ridgeland. We specialize in cat and dog care, and our goal is to make you and your pet feel more at ease while keeping your stress to a minimum. We can assist you if you believe your pet requires tooth extraction. Make an appointment with Fetch A Vet today!