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Does My Pet Need Dental Surgery?

Pet Dental Surgery Services from our Casper Veterinarians

Just like humans, pets need routine dental care to maintain oral hygiene. Though there are preventative measures that you can take to maintain your pet’s oral hygiene, you may still encounter a problem that requires surgical intervention. Dental issues like tooth infections can impact your pet’s health in a number of ways, leading to tooth loss, lack of appetite, and even the inability to eat. The veterinary team at Westside Animal Hospital in Casper, WY provides pet dental surgery services to help correct dental health problems in animals.

dog getting his teeth brushed during a pet dental cleaning with a Casper veterinarian

Pet Dental Health Problems

Though not every pet dental health issue requires surgery, there are a number of common problems that can only be corrected through pet dental surgery services. It's hard to tell when your pet has a dental problem, but look out for common symptoms like bad breath and problems eating. Common pet dental issues include:

  • Infected Teeth – An infected tooth can result in serious health issues for your pet. Bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and eventually impact your pet’s heart, kidneys, and other organs. Dental surgery may be required to remove infected teeth.
  • Broken Teeth – If your pet has a broken tooth, they may be at risk of developing an infection. Your veterinarian will be able to assess the affected tooth and determine whether or not it should be removed to prevent infection and reduce pain.
  • Periodontal Disease – When plaque builds up on your pet’s teeth and turns to tartar, this can put your animal at risk for bacteria build-up, which leads to infection. After placing your animal on anesthesia, your veterinarian will scale your pet’s teeth to remove tartar and keep the gum line clean.

These are just some of the issues that might require pet dental surgery. The only way to know for sure if your pet’s dental health issues require surgery is to consult with a veterinary professional. Your veterinarian will give your animal a comprehensive dental exam and take a closer look at the affected teeth.

Contact Our Casper Veterinarian for Pet Dental Surgery

If you have noticed issues with your pet’s dental health, you can schedule an appointment today for a consultation with a Casper veterinarian. Call Westside Animal Hospital now: (978) 929-9200


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