Cat DentistryServing Broward & Palm Beach County
- The experienced team from Meows & Purrs Feline Hospital can perform cat teeth extractions.
- If your cat is having dental issues, getting help from a highly-rated pet dentist in Broward or Palm Beach County is the best way to help your fur baby.
- Dr. Erica Unz is a top veterinarian with experience in animal dentistry who can handle almost any tooth extraction.
- We keep your pet feeling safe and comfortable throughout their entire appointment.
The Benefits of a Properly Performed Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure performed in most veterinary practices. We have certified veterinary technicians or veterinarians who can perform tooth extractions at your location in Broward or Palm Beach County.
A tooth extraction could be needed in severe cases of periodontal disease, tooth resorption, or an unsalvageable tooth fracture. Please be aware that each patient is different; however, we will do our best to determine a treatment plan during your initial visit.
How We Support Your Pet:
- A Caring & Compassionate Team
- The Best Veterinarian with Dental Experience in Broward & Palm Beach County.
- State-of-the-Art Technology
- Advanced Aftercare Options
What Do Cat Tooth Extractions Involve?
Procedures can vary depending on the tooth and the disease process. Prior to any extraction, a nerve block that lasts between 6-8 hours is provided to help minimize oral pain and discomfort.
With surgical extractions, we normally make incisions in the adjacent gum tissue to create a flap and provide access to the tooth. We often need to remove the bone that overlies each root, section the tooth into individual roots and extract each root separately. The alveolus (socket) is flushed to remove any debris, and the extraction site is closed with absorbable sutures.
In some cases, we can extract a tooth without the need for incisions and bone removal. In these cases, we carefully elevate each root individually and close the extraction site with absorbable sutures.
The risks associated with extractions depend on the tooth involved. Unlike people, cats do not experience “dry sockets,” and their recovery is quick. Aside from temporary oral discomfort and minor bleeding, most procedures go without complications, and these patients feel great.
Will My Pet Be in Pain?
Both local and general anesthesia will be used to minimize and control discomfort. Our team utilizes laser therapy after the surgery to reduce inflammation and provide additional pain relief. To learn more about our laser therapy, please click here.
How Will My Pet Eat After Surgery?
As a result of excellent pain relief medications, most cats recover with minimal discomfort and return to their daily routines rapidly. Most pets will eat the day of surgery or very soon thereafter. Feeding soft food is usually recommended until healing is complete. Recheck visits will be required to ensure healing is progressing as it should.
Our team looks forward to helping with any questions or concerns you might have about cat teeth extractions in Broward or Palm Beach County. Schedule an appointment for a consultation today. Call us at (305) 505-6369!