Pet Tooth Extractions in Macomb, MI

When our canine companions experience dental pain, they often suffer silently. While you may observe subtle signs such as favoring one side of their mouth during play or meals, the symptoms of dental issues in pets are typically inconspicuous. Dental discomfort tends to develop gradually, and dogs adapt to it, exhibiting only subtle behavioral changes. However, with appropriate treatment, you can expect to see a marked improvement in your furry friend's well-being, leading to a happier and more carefree demeanor!

At Pets Ahoy Animal Hospital, we are experts in caring for your pet’s dental needs. If an extraction is necessary, you can be confident your pup is in the best hands.

Reasons Why Dogs Need Tooth Extractions:

  • Gum Disease
  • Broken Teeth
  • Unerupted Teeth
  • Tooth Decay

To learn more or schedule a consultation for your pet’s dental needs, call us at (586) 598-1900.

How We Support You:

  • A Caring and Compassionate Team
  • The Best Veterinary Dentist in Macomb
  • State-Of-The-Art Technology
  • Advanced Aftercare Options

What Do Tooth Extractions Involve?

The specifics of the procedure vary depending on the tooth and underlying condition. Before extraction, we administer a nerve block lasting six to eight hours to alleviate oral pain and discomfort.

During surgical extractions, incisions are made in the surrounding gum tissue to expose the tooth. Bone covering each root is often removed, and the tooth is sectioned into individual roots for extraction. The extraction site is meticulously cleaned, and absorbable sutures are used to close the area.

Will My Pet Be in Pain?

Both local and general anesthesia will be used to minimize and control discomfort. The same narcotic medications used in people are used for dogs. Anti-inflammatory medication is also administered to decrease swelling and inflammation after surgery as long as your dog is a candidate to receive these medications.

How Will My Pet Eat After Surgery?

As a result of excellent pain relief medications, most dogs recover with minimal discomfort and return to their daily routines rapidly. Most pets will eat the day of surgery or very soon thereafter. Feeding them soft food is usually recommended until healing is complete. A check-up will be required to ensure your pet’s healing is progressing as it should. Call us (586) 598-1900 for more information and options.