Info. needed regarding Teeth extraction in dogs

  1. Hi,

    Wondered if anyone could give me information regarding this.

    One of my English Setters Darcey has been very ill for about 6 weeks, he has been treated for an inner ear problem which the vet thought it was, she then has taken lots of blood tests to try and find out what is wrong. Shes away till Tues 9th, but 2 days ago I looked in Darcey mouth and one of his back molars looks bad over one side and over the other that does not look to good either plus their is a round lump next to the tooth.

    I have read my Veterinary notes and it seems having dogs teeth extracted is not an easy thing, its completely different to Cats, quite major as roots are 3 pronged and go down to the jaw bone. I have got pain killers for him till he goes back to the vets on Tues.

    Has anyone had teeth extracted in their dog before, like I said information regarding cats is quite different.
    How was it? my notes tell me the hole has to be sewn up and takes months to heal plus jaw bone gets weak. Any information would be gratefully received.
  2. I don't know anything about tooth extractions. But, I hope everything goes well Darcey. Hugs to both of you!:heart: Be sure to keep us posted!
  3. I wish your Darcey the best. I'm sure your vet will make her as comfy as possible. I don't know anything about dog tooth extractions, except that I do know that good dental hygeine is imperative for dogs. Let us know and good luck!
  4. My dog has had extractions twice in her life. For the most part, they should be ok. Generally if the dog is older than 5 or 7 years, they may recommend extra precautions just in case. Generally older dogs have problems with anestesia. You should PM PGN I think she is a vet.
  5. I assume it's abit like human extraction. Usually sedated and giving local anaesthetic. Once numb ,extract the tooth. Usually, the socket gets sewn up and the bleeding the area inside the socket will fill up to produce new bone in most cases. I don't think the bone in area will get weaken at all. Maybe the bone will shrink, but that's nothing to be concerned about.

    I hope your dog is feeling much better.
  6. Thanks for your best wishes. I am afraid its not like human extraction wish it was, its quite a major procedure.
    Elongreach how did your dog react to having it done? Could he eat OK? was it very traumatic for him? Did you have a specialist vet do the procedure or did your normal vet do it.
    I have had dogs all my life and quite a variety never once had a problem with the mouth also have know idea what the lump is the other side
  7. Oh, dear! I'm glad you noticed the problem and have an appointment. Sounds like a terrible abcess. I don't really know about canine dental extractions, so I can't help. I just wanted to wish you & your dog well!

  8. As far as I know, the vet did the extractions. They put her under anesthesia and cleaned and extracted some teeth. After it was over she was a little loopy and didn't really eat too much. She had to take some pain meds and we gave her wet food the first few days and eased her back onto regular food. The hardest part for them is the anesthesia and the pain.
  9. Thanks Elongreach I thought it would be quite painful for him.

    This has been a nightmare for my little boy, like I said he had been treated for a inner ear infection as that was the signs he was showing tilting head etc, then I found this in his mouth, cannot wait for my vet to come back from holiday. I have been with her for 20 years and she is good plus I trust her.
  10. Saich2, it depends on which teeth/tooth that gets extracted... The size of their mouth is different from cats, but the procedure is fairly the same when it comes to extraction... The number of teeth are different (30 vs 42 is dogs), but as for the roots, they are the same. When cats have their teeth/tooth extracted, they put sutures in. Same as when we have any tooth extracted. I had my wisdom teeth extracted, and I think I was in worse condition than my animals!!! The sutures are absorbable and should not be a problem unless infection, etc occurs. And the mandible (lower jaw) should be fine unless you are talking about oral tumor removal, etc. In dogs and cats, the upper premolar 4 has 3 roots, and that is probably a major tooth to extract. The other tooth is the upper canines, one root, but for large dogs, the extraction can take forever! Most vets do local blocks and follow up with analgesics (pain meds) and antibiotics. Sometimes it is hard for vets to do a complete oral exam unless the animal is under anesthesia, so I am sure the vet will take a closer look. If any ulcer or tumor noted, the vet should biopsy it.
    I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and have been trained to do dental prophy in dogs and cats, and have done many in my professional life. The vets are the ones who do the extraction, but RVTs in CA are allowed to do extraction and suturing. Anyway, if you have specific questions, PM me if you want to. With good anesthetic protocol and pain treatment, the dog/cat should do well.

  11. Thank you so much for this information. On one side of the face its the upper far molar, which I gather has 3 roots very very long to jaw bone plus their is only a fine bone to the nasel passage so extraction has to be very carefully done I gather. Reading up on this it seems quite major job and weakens jaw bone until hole has filed with new bone. The other side is not looking that great either and thats where the lump is about the size of 2 peas red in colour. Hes had head tilting for 5-6 weeks now also eyes not looking good with discharge sometimes. He has been eating fine all the time even chews but does tend to swallow food whole and not chew it. So you think any vet can do this, not a specialist. I cannot thank you enough for any information as so worried, I did get pain medication from my vets for him to last till Tues to when I can see my own vet.
  12. Hi Saich2, I will PM you...