Pet Teeth Extractions

Dog teeth extraction - AZ Vet DentistsAlthough, as veterinary dentists, we prefer to save teeth using endodontic root canal therapy when possible, there are many indications for surgical extraction of dog and cat teeth. These include periodontal disease, chronic gingivitis/stomatitis, resporptive desease and severely fractured teeth.

Most tooth extractions require an incision of the gingiva and minimal removal of bone to ensure extraction of the entire tooth. Care should be taken especially when extracting mandibular canines and first molars, as improper technique can lead to jaw fractures.

Our surgical extraction sites are sutured closed to prevent complications during the healing process. The sutures dissolve and fall out over a period to 2-6 weeks. As a result, we rarely have to remove the sutures after the healing is complete.

Quick Links & Info

  • Professional Vet Dental Cleaning +

    Your pet's annual veterinary dental cleaning is an important part of keeping them healthy. Read More
  • Patient Forms & Portal +

    Complete your patient forms prior to your pet's appointment and access our new patient portal to manage your account, appointments and more. Read More
  • Pet Dental FAQs +

    Answers to some of your common questions about pet dental health and veterinary dentistry. Read More
  • For Referring Veterinarians +

    We work closely with our referring colleagues and we are committed to a smooth referral process for you and your client. Read More
  • Veterinary CE Seminars for Doctors and Techs +

    We offer excellent educational opportunities for veterinary professionals. Join us for lunch time CE's and seminars. Read More
  • 1

Read Reviews