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Pet Dental Extractions

At the Animal Dental Center, we prefer to save teeth as often as possible using pet dental extractions known as endodontic root canal therapy. However, there are many indications for surgical extraction of dog and cat teeth. These include:

Surgical Tooth Extraction: The Safest Method For Pets

Most of our pets (cats and dogs) are carnivores and therefore their root structures are complex and deep into the surrounding bone. Most tooth extractions require an incision of the gingiva and minimal removal of bone to ensure extraction of the entire tooth. Surgical approaches for extractions are the most efficient and safest means of tooth extractions for pets. Many roots are fragile and closely located to other important anatomical structures like major blood vessels, nerves, nasal cavity and even the eye. Roots must be completely removed and the surrounding bone must also be treated. Improperly performed extractions pose a serious infection risk due to the small bone and root fragments left inside of the gums. 

After ensuring that all tooth material and roots are completely removed, our surgical extraction sites are sutured closed to prevent complications during the healing process. The sutures dissolve and fall out over a period to 2-6 weeks. As a result, we rarely have to remove the sutures after the healing is complete.

Thinking about Anesthesia Free Pet Dentistry?

Call (410) 828-1001 to make an appointment at any of our locations or click below to contact us.

Our doctors are Board Certified Veterinary Dentists™

The board-certified veterinary dentists at Animal Dental Center have the extensive knowledge, expertise, and specialized equipment to determine the extent and severity of your pet’s oral disease and to provide appropriate treatment. You will have peace of mind knowing your pet is receiving a professional dental cleaning, diagnosis through radiographs and treatment of periodontal disease and other oral pathology. This treatment, usually combined with at-home daily oral homecare will also help to prevent future oral disease.
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