Our Services

Oral Surgery

At Hope Island Vet Surgery, we understand the importance of maintaining your pet’s oral health. In cases where dental issues extend beyond routine care or tooth extractions, our experienced veterinary team offers specialised pet oral surgery services. From treating oral tumours to repairing traumatic injuries, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to ensure your pet’s comfort and well-being.

Our Team
Hope Island Consultation Room


Why Might Your Pet Need Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery may be necessary to address a variety of conditions affecting your pet’s mouth, teeth, and jaw. These conditions may include:

  • Oral tumors or growths
  • Fractured or damaged teeth
  • Severe periodontal disease
  • Jaw fractures or misalignment
  • Palate defects or abnormalities


Our Approach to Oral Surgery

Pre-Operative Assessment

Before performing oral surgery, our veterinary team conducts a thorough examination of your pet’s oral cavity. This assessment may include diagnostic imaging, such as digital X-rays, to evaluate the extent of the problem and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Anesthesia and Monitoring

To ensure your pet’s comfort and safety during surgery, we administer general anesthesia and closely monitor their vital signs throughout the procedure. Our advanced monitoring equipment allows us to adjust anesthesia levels as needed and respond quickly to any changes.

Surgical Techniques

Our veterinarians are skilled in a variety of surgical techniques tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Whether it’s removing a tumor, repairing a fractured tooth, or addressing jaw abnormalities, we prioritise precision and care to achieve the best possible outcome.

Pain Management

Effective pain management is a crucial aspect of oral surgery. We utilise a combination of local anesthetics and pain relief medication to minimise discomfort during and after the procedure, ensuring your pet’s well-being throughout their recovery.

Post-Operative Care

After surgery, we provide detailed instructions for at-home care and monitoring to support your pet’s recovery. This may include dietary recommendations, medication administration, and follow-up appointments to assess healing progress.

Frequently asked questions

Can I prevent the need for oral surgery on my pet?

While some oral health issues may be unavoidable, maintaining a regular dental care routine, including brushing your pet’s teeth, providing dental treats or toys, and scheduling routine dental check-ups, can help prevent many dental problems.

How do I know if my pet needs oral surgery?

Signs that your pet may require oral surgery include difficulty eating, drooling, pawing at the mouth, visible growths or injuries in the oral cavity, and changes in behavior or appetite. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s essential to seek veterinary care promptly.

How long does recovery take after oral surgery?

Recovery times vary depending on the type and complexity of the surgery. Our veterinarians will provide specific post-operative care instructions tailored to your pet’s needs to support their healing process.

Is oral surgery safe for my pet?

Yes, oral surgery is safe when performed by our experienced veterinary team. We take every precaution to minimise risks and ensure your pet’s well-being throughout the procedure.


Additional information

If you suspect your pet may need oral surgery or have concerns about their oral health, don’t hesitate to contact Hope Island Vet Surgery. Our compassionate veterinary team is here to provide the care and support your pet needs for a healthy mouth and a happy life.

Let us help you ensure your pet’s oral health with our expert oral surgery services. Book a free dental checkup or a consultation today.