Teeth Extractions

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Pet Tooth Extractions

in Riverhead and the Peconic Bay Area

At Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, we understand that dental health is crucial for dogs, and subtle signs of dental pain can often go unnoticed. Your pet may show indications such as favoring one side of their mouth while playing or eating, but other warning signs may not be apparent. In fact, pets often do not exhibit clear symptoms of dental issues, and dental pain can gradually develop over time without obvious signs. Our expert team at Peconic Bay Animal Hospital is highly 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 possible care. We are committed to providing top-notch dental care for your furry companion, and addressing dental issues promptly and appropriately can lead to a happier and more carefree pet. Your pet's dental health is our priority at Peconic Bay Animal Hospital!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common reasons my pet would need a tooth extraction?

To maintain optimal dental health for your pet, it's important to address common issues like gum disease, broken teeth, unerupted teeth, and tooth decay. These conditions can cause pain, infection, and other complications.

What does a tooth extraction procedure consist of?

At Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, our tooth extraction procedures are tailored to the specific tooth and underlying condition. Our skilled team may administer a nerve block for pain relief and utilize techniques such as incisions and bone removal for surgical extractions. The extraction site is thoroughly cleaned and closed with sutures. In certain cases, we can perform tooth extractions without incisions or bone removal. Recovery is typically swift, with minimal discomfort and bleeding.

Will my pet be in pain during a tooth extraction?

Your pet will receive anesthesia and numbing agents to ensure their comfort. Our experienced veterinarians will carefully monitor your pet's anesthesia throughout the procedure to ensure their safety and well-being. Once the procedure is complete, your pet may experience some discomfort as the anesthesia wears off, but rest assured that our team will provide appropriate pain medication to manage any discomfort and ensure a smooth recovery process.

Will my pet be able to eat after a tooth extraction?

Most pets experience minimal discomfort due to the pain relief medications we provide. Many pets are able to resume their normal routines, including eating, on the day of surgery or shortly thereafter. We may recommend feeding soft food during the healing process to ensure your pet's comfort. Additionally, we will schedule recheck visits to monitor the healing process and ensure proper recovery. 

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.

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