Our Services

Surgical Tooth Extractions

The dental health of your pet is vital to their overall well-being. That’s why we offer specialised surgical tooth extraction for pets as part of our dental care program. We are here to make sure that your pet’s dental procedures are performed with the utmost care, minimising discomfort and promoting a swift recovery.

Our Team
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Why Might Your Pet Need a Tooth Extraction?

Surgical tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to address severe dental issues that cannot be resolved with routine cleaning or medication alone. Conditions that may require an extraction include:

  • Severe periodontal disease
  • Broken teeth
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Teeth overcrowding
  • Persistent baby teeth


Our Approach to Surgical Tooth Extraction for Pets

Pre-Operative Assessment

Every procedure begins with a thorough dental examination, including digital X-rays, to accurately assess your pet’s dental health and determine the need for extractions. This evaluation helps us plan the procedure and anticipate any potential complications.

Anaesthesia and Monitoring

For your pet’s comfort and safety, surgical tooth extractions are performed under general anesthesia. Our veterinary team closely monitors your pet’s vital signs throughout the procedure, ensuring their safety.

Pain Management

We prioritise pain management before, during, and after the extraction to minimise discomfort. Our approach includes local anesthetics, as well as appropriate pain relief medication tailored to your pet’s specific needs.

Post-Operative Care

After the extraction, we provide detailed instructions for home care, including dietary recommendations and pain management strategies, to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery for your pet.

Frequently asked questions

How can I prevent dental problems that might require extractions?

Regular dental check-ups, teeth cleaning, and a healthy diet can help prevent many dental issues. We can also recommend specific dental care products and routines to maintain your pet’s oral health.

How do I know if my pet needs a tooth extraction?

Signs that your pet may need a tooth extraction include difficulty eating, bad breath, visible tartar buildup, swollen gums, and loose or broken teeth. However, some pets may not show any symptoms, making regular dental check-ups essential.

How long does recovery take after a tooth extraction?

Recovery times can vary, but most pets start to feel better within a few days. Complete healing of the gums may take a few weeks. We will provide specific post-operative care instructions to support your pet’s recovery.

Is the tooth extraction procedure safe?

Yes, tooth extractions are safe when performed by our experienced veterinary team. We take every precaution to minimise risks, including thorough pre-operative assessments and close monitoring during and after the procedure.

Will my pet be in pain after the extraction?

We use comprehensive pain management strategies to ensure your pet’s comfort during recovery. While some discomfort is normal, it can usually be managed effectively with medication.


Additional information

If you’re concerned about your pet’s dental health or think they might need a tooth extraction, contact Hope Island Vet Surgery today. Our team is here to provide the care and support your pet’s needs for a healthy, happy life.

Let us help you ensure your pet’s dental health with our expert surgical tooth extraction services. If you are worried about your pet, please get in touch with us today to book a consultation.