Pet Teeth Extractions

If your pet has loose or decayed teeth, he or she may need an extraction. At Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, we provide teeth extractions to alleviate any discomfort your cat or dog is experiencing and improve its overall health. Before visiting us, learn more about pet teeth extractions below:

Pet Teeth Extraction

Why Might My Pet Need a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction can help relieve pain and prevent severe infections from occurring in your pet. Your furry friend may need to have a tooth removed due to the following:

•             Gum disease or periodontal disease

•             Severe damage or decay

•             Infections

Periodontal disease can cause your pet’s teeth to become loose and even lead to further health issues. Along with that if he or she has a decayed tooth or an infection, it may experience intense pain and have a hard time eating. Bacteria from infections can also enter its bloodstream and affect the kidneys or other organs.

How Does Tooth Removal Help My Pet?

Having teeth taken out can helps reduce pain, allows your pet to eat comfortably, and prevents further health problems. Extractions also eliminate bad breath and improve your pet’s oral health.

What to Expect During an Extraction

Teeth extractions are generally safe for most people. Some steps of the process include:

•             Cleaning your pet’s teeth and gums

•             Administering an anesthetic

•             Make flaps in surrounding tissue to access the tooth

•             Drilling to remove the tooth

•             Cleaning the space where the tooth was

•             Sealing the flaps with stitches

Your pet may need a few days to recover after an extraction. Soft foods and limited activity can also help the healing process.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

To learn more about pet teeth extractions or schedule your visit, contact Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 574-5000 today. We are happy to tell you more about the procedure and set you up with an appointment. You can also browse our website to find about some of our other services or stop by our hospital in person. When you need a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!