Our doctors are highly trained and experienced in oral surgery for dogs and cats. We treat maxillofacial trauma, jaw fractures, oral tumors, dislocated jaws (mandibles), dislodged (luxated) teeth, oronasal fistulae, and palatal defects.
Tumors in the mouth are very common in kitties and dogs. Because our doctors are uniquely qualified and very experienced in treating them, if your general veterinarian observes an oral tumor, they will likely refer you to us. To properly treat an oral tumor, it must first be diagnosed by taking a sample (biopsy) and sending it to a pathologist.
Proper imaging is necessary for proper surgical planning. Carefree Dentistry and Oral Surgery for Animals has the most advanced cone beam CT in our office. Many oral tumors can be successfully treated.
Jaw fractures are extremely common in dogs and cats. Approximately half of the fractures we see are due to trauma, the other half is due to severe dental disease that weakens the bone (pathological fracture).
To successfully treat jaw fractures, proper imaging is crucial. Carefree Dentistry and Oral Surgery for Animals has the most advanced cone beam CT in our office to perform the proper imaging.
Fracture management includes techniques such as intraoral splints, bone plates, and bone wires. Each treatment plan is customized for the nature of the fracture and the individual patient’s needs. Of course, pain management is one of our primary goals.