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Jun 02 2022

Providing optimal surgial care with dental and oral procedures

There are a number of potential reasons your pet might need oral surgery. Common cases that need surgical care include the removal of growths, repairing oral and dental defects, as well as the repair of a jaw fracture. There are some oral tumors that have no known causes. When detected early, surgical removal can be a treatment that helps alleviate your pet from any felt pain. Depending on the size, tumor type, and location of the tumor, referral to a veterinary oncologist (cancer specialist) may be a recommended next step. On the other hand, jaw fractures can result from trauma or diseases that will require immediate surgical attention in order to return your pet to a pain-free life. 

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Providing optimal surgial care with dental and oral procedures

There are a number of potential reasons your pet might need oral surgery. Common cases that need surgical care include the removal of growths, repairing oral and dental defects, as well as the repair of a jaw fracture. There are some oral tumors that have no known causes. When detected early, surgical removal can be a treatment that helps alleviate your pet from any felt pain. Depending on the size, tumor type, and location of the tumor, referral to a veterinary oncologist (cancer specialist) may be a recommended next step. On the other hand, jaw fractures can result from trauma or diseases that will require immediate surgical attention in order to return your pet to a pain-free life. 

What does recovery look like for dental or oral surgeries? 

Depending on the procedure performed and each pet’s specific needs, post-surgical care instructions may vary. However, there are some common things you will see as part of our oral surgery recovery care routine, which include medication, an Elizabethan collar, and possible bandages.

We ensure that pet-safe medications for pain management and inflammation are shared with you as well as detailed instructions and tips from our veterinarians and technicians on how to administer them. We also give Elizabethan collars, along with bandages when necessary. The collar helps prevent your pet from scratching or rubbing around the mouth area and prevents them from risking removing surgical sutures. Aside from this care, the most important ingredient towards your pet’s swift recovery will be rest.

Dental & Oral Surgeries We Offer

Here at CAH, we perform a variety of oral surgeries to help treat injuries and diseases in cats and dogs. Our highly trained team ensures your pet receives the attentive care they deserve.

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Cleft Palate Repair

This congenital condition is commonly seen amidst puppies where defects are seen around the cleft palate of the pet. Through corrective surgery, the cleft palate is repositioned and may include tooth extractions.

Fracture Tooth Extraction

This oral surgery involves the removal of fractured teeth from a pet’s mouth for pets. Fractured teeth are a common occurrence in dogs particularly and can be caused by external trauma (e.g., being hit by a car or object), or from chewing on hard objects.

Fracture Tooth Extraction

This oral surgery involves the removal of fractured teeth from a pet’s mouth for pets. Fractured teeth are a common occurrence in dogs particularly and can be caused by external trauma (e.g., being hit by a car or object), or from chewing on hard objects.

Jaw Fracture Repair

Jaw fractures in dogs and cats are most commonly due to trauma (e.g., accidents, fights or falls) that can impact the pet’s ability to close the mouth and experience pain. This surgery involves stabilizing the jaw and realigning the mandibular area for the pet.

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome Correction

This corrective procedure aides in improving upper airway abnormalities that affect brachycephalic dogs (e.g., bulldogs, boxers, terriers, pugs, shih tzus, and bull mastiffs).

Salivary Mucocele

Salviary mucocele is a common disease of the salivary gland in dogs and cats. This condition involves the formation of cysts that impact salivary glands and create inflammation. Through surgery, found cysts are frained and diseased or affected salivary gland(s) are removed.

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