Pet Tooth Extractions
Pet Tooth Extractions in Miami, FL
When our dogs are experiencing dental pain, we normally don’t know it. You may notice your pup favoring one side of their mouth when they play or eat, but most warning signs are not as obvious. As a matter of fact, pets seldom show symptoms of dental issues. Dental pain typically comes on slowly, and dogs learn to live with it, but they might act a little odd. When those issues are treated appropriately, you will likely notice a happier, more carefree pup!
At Healthy Paws, we are experts in caring for your pet’s dental needs. If an extraction is necessary, you can be confident your pup is in the best hands.
Reasons Why Dogs Need Tooth Extractions:
- Gum Disease
- Broken Teeth
- Unerupted Teeth
- Tooth Decay
To learn more or schedule a consultation for your pet’s dental needs, call us at (305) 709-6380.
How We Support You:
- A Caring & Compassionate Team
- State-of-the-Art Technology
- Advanced Aftercare Options
What Do Tooth Extractions Involve?
Procedures can vary depending on the tooth and the disease process. Prior to any extraction, we provide a nerve block that lasts six to eight hours to help minimize oral pain and discomfort.
In some cases, we can extract a tooth without the need for incisions and bone removal. In these cases, we carefully elevate each root individually and depending on a few factors may close the extraction site with absorbable sutures.
The risks associated with extractions depend on the tooth involved. Unlike people, dogs and cats do not experience “dry sockets” and their recovery is quick. Aside from temporary oral discomfort and minor bleeding, most patients experience positive results and no complications.
In the case that a more complicated surgical extraction is needed, such as a slab fracture of a multi-rooted tooth, or an extensive oral mass, we would recommend a standing clinic. Pets that need these dental services will require more care and monitoring as well as specialized equipment we are not able to offer as house call services.
Will My Pet Be in Pain?
Both local and systemic analgesia will be used to minimize and control discomfort. The same narcotic medications used in people are used for dogs. Anti-inflammatory medication is also administered to decrease swelling and inflammation after surgery, as long as your dog is a candidate to receive these medications.
How Will My Pet Eat After Surgery?
As a result of excellent pain relief medications, most animals recover with minimal discomfort and return to their daily routines rapidly. Most pets will eat the day of surgery or very soon thereafter. Feeding them soft food is usually recommended until healing is complete. A check-up will be required to ensure healing is progressing as it should. Call us at (305) 709-6380 for more information and options.