There are various reasons why your pet may need one or more teeth extracted. Some common causes include infection, tooth decay, crowding, and trauma. Our veterinarian at All Creatures Great and Small in Denville, NJ, will recommend extractions if they believe it is the best course of treatment for your pet.
What Is a Full Mouth Pet Extraction?
Full mouth extractions are a dental procedure where your pet's veterinarian removes one or more of your pet's teeth. This procedure is usually done as a last resort after other treatment options, such as antibiotics or dental fillings, have been unsuccessful.
Why Is It Necessary to Perform a Full Mouth Pet Extraction?
There are various reasons your pet may need a complete mouth extraction. They include:
If your pet's tooth is infected, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth, which can be painful and dangerous. Extracting the tooth is the best way to stop the disease from spreading.
Severely decayed teeth can be painful, and extractions may be the only way to relieve your pet's pain.
If your pet's teeth are too close together, it can be challenging to keep their mouth clean, leading to infection. Extracting one or more teeth can create more space and make it easier to keep the mouth clean.
Trauma to the mouth, such as a broken tooth, can be painful and may require extraction.
How Is a Full Mouth Pet Extraction Performed?
Complete mouth extractions are typically performed under general anesthesia, so your pet is not in pain and will not move during the procedure. Before the extraction, your pet's veterinarian will take x-rays to determine which teeth need to be removed.
During the procedure, your pet's veterinarian will make an incision in the gums and remove the tooth. In some cases, the root may need to be extracted. Once the tooth has been removed, the area will be sutured closed.
What Is the Recovery Time for a Full Mouth Pet Extraction?
Our veterinarian will give your pet pain medication to help them recover from the procedure. They will also need to take it easy on a soft diet for a few days to help them recover.
It would help if you also watched for any signs of infection, such as excessive bleeding or swelling. If you notice any of these signs, contact our office immediately.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Denville, NJ
Call our office at (973) 625-3641 to schedule an appointment if you think your pet may need a full mouth extraction. Our veterinarian at All Creatures Great and Small in Denville, NJ, will examine your pet's teeth and make a recommendation based on their findings.