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Top Reasons Dogs Need Dental Extractions

Many pet owners are unaware of the importance of oral health for dogs in line with that of humans. All agree that it is always better to be toothless than to have damaged teeth. Dogs always learn to eat well and thrive without oral pain and infection.

A veterinarian may occasionally need to extract teeth from dogs surgically. This is when they need to remove the dental crown, or the part of the tooth visible above the gums, down to the tooth's roots.


The Extraction Process

Based on the tooth’s illness stage, you may employ several methods. You can use a nerve block to reduce the discomfort and pain that may result from the extraction. This will block the pain for six to eight hours.

During surgical extractions, the veterinarian makes incisions in the gum tissue next to the tooth to create a flap to reach the tooth. You can occasionally extract a tooth without cutting into the bone or removing any tissue. Removing a dog's tooth can be laborious, so it is not advisable to try removing it yourself at home.

Most procedures are successful, and patients say their pets feel fantastic, except for some minor bleeding and transient mouth pain. Many veterinarians in general practice are very good at addressing simple oral issues.


Reasons Dogs Need Dental Extractions


Periodontal Disease

The most common problem that our pets could encounter is periodontal disease. It is the leading cause of a dog's tooth extraction and is also known as gum disease. The germs that cause this disease infect our dogs' mouth cavities.

Dogs can develop periodontal disease in one of four stages. Before advising tooth extraction as a treatment, the dog must reach stage three. The sole option for treating this issue may be a dental extraction.


Tooth Decay

It is more likely that your dog has dental decay. Fortunately, only 10% of dogs experience this issue, and veterinarians can generally solve the problem by filling the cavity, much like human dentists do for people.


Un-erupted Tooth

Un-erupted teeth, also known as teeth below the gum line, are frequently removed in brachycephalic dog breeds or small-headed breeds. These are breeds such as pugs, Maltese, Pekingese, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, and Boston terriers.


Orthodontic Abnormalities

Another factor in the dental extraction requirement might be their teeth's alignment. Their gums expand and hurt as their teeth grow in a way that causes them to brush against neighboring teeth. Take your pet to a veterinarian dentist if you notice any irregularities.


Oral Trauma

Oral injuries can cause tooth extractions. Accidents involving possible tooth injury to your dog might result in this trauma, which hurts and cannot get fixed. This problem can be solved by removing damaged teeth.


Oral Tumors

Oral tumors are a difficult-to-see issue. Until they are large enough to be noticed, these tumors may go unnoticed for a long time. You need internal medicine veterinarians to diagnose these complex situations. It could be as simple as removing a tooth to treat malignancies.

For more reasons dogs need dental extractions, visit Boca Chica Animal Hospital & Pet Resort at our office in Brownsville, Texas. Call 956-541-5249 to book an appointment today.

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