While good mouth cleaning can address many canine dental issues, occasionally a more extreme remedy is necessary to maintain the pet's well-being. Surgery tooth removal in pets is typically considered a last choice when all other treatment options have been exhausted, but it is nevertheless a routine dental operation performed in most veterinary offices.
Oral health is a critical element in a pet's quality of life and can have an impact on overall health. If your pet's tooth is infected or the pulp is exposed, it can be in agony and will most likely require tooth extraction. Even though your pet's teeth appear to be in good condition, this does not imply that they are all healthy; many "poor" teeth may not appear to be all that terrible since it is difficult to anticipate what is going on beneath the gum tissue. An examination and radiography are required to truly understand the condition of the teeth. Furthermore, pets may be extremely stubborn when it comes to expressing discomfort, and pain signals may be difficult for pet owners to identify since they are subtle.
Extractions are typically the best way to restore a pet's mouth to health and keep them pain-free when a tooth is broken or the gum is badly infected and damaging a tooth. There have been reports of severe periodontal disease, irreversible tooth fractures, and tooth resorption. It is preferable to keep teeth wherever possible, however, it is far preferable to have no tooth than a painful tooth. Our pets do extremely well with missing teeth, and in many cases, they do much better once the uncomfortable tooth is removed.
Canine dental extraction can also be necessary in a lot of different cases, such as:
Brushing your dog's or cat's teeth is the most effective approach to maintain good oral health. While not all pets are amenable, a surprising percentage tolerate it well, especially when specialized pet flavored toothpaste, such as fish or fowl, is used.
Our veterinarians at Onalaska Animal Hospital in Onalaska, WI provide dental exams to evaluate your dog's teeth and overall oral health. We'll recommend the specific dental care your dog needs if any; but, please keep in mind that each patient is unique; we'll do our best to develop a treatment plan at your initial appointment.