Pet Tooth Extractions
in the Hamptons and East End of Long Island
At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, we understand that dental pain in dogs can be subtle and often goes unnoticed. Your pet may show signs such as favoring one side of their mouth while playing or eating, but other warning signs may not be obvious. In fact, pets often do not show clear symptoms of dental issues, and dental pain can slowly develop over time without apparent signs. Our team at Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital is skilled in diagnosing and treating your pet's dental needs.
If an extraction is necessary, you can trust that your pet will receive the best care possible. We are committed to providing top-notch dental care for your furry friend, and when dental issues are addressed promptly and appropriately, you will likely notice a happier and more carefree pet!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the common reasons my pet would need a tooth extraction?
Common reasons for tooth extractions in pets include gum disease, broken teeth, unerupted teeth, and tooth decay.
Gum disease, broken teeth, and unerupted teeth can cause pain, infection, and other complications, while tooth decay can lead to cavities and discomfort. Our experienced team at Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital can diagnose and treat these issues, including performing tooth extractions as necessary, to ensure the best dental health for your pet.
What does a tooth extraction procedure consist of?
At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, tooth extraction procedures vary based on the tooth and disease. We provide a nerve block for pain relief and may create incisions and remove bone for surgical extractions. The extraction site is flushed and closed with sutures. In some cases, we can extract a tooth without incisions or bone removal. Recovery is usually quick with minor discomfort and bleeding.
Will my pet be in pain during a tooth extraction?
Your pet will receive anesthesia and numbing agents that last beyond the procedure. However, once these wear off, your pet may experience some pain that can affect their activities. Our experienced veterinarians will likely prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort your pet may have, ensuring their well-being throughout the recovery process.
Will my pet be able to eat after a tooth extraction?
With pain relief medications, most dogs experience minimal discomfort and quickly return to their normal routines. In fact, many pets are able to eat the day of surgery or shortly thereafter. We may recommend feeding soft food during the healing process, and we will schedule recheck visits to ensure proper healing.
Concerned about your pet's dental health? Our experienced vets can assist you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and determine if a tooth extraction is necessary for your pet.