Some problems like jaw fractures and oral growths can cause distress to pets. Our veterinarians at Randolph Animal Hospital provide surgical services to help your furry friend live pain-free. If you notice anything unusual around your pet’s mouth, contact us today for a thorough evaluation. We will create a treatment plan and let you know if oral surgery is needed.
Understanding Oral Surgery for Pets
Oral surgery refers to any invasive procedure performed in or around your pet’s mouth or jaw. Veterinarians are qualified in different oral surgeries. Pet owners are often scared when their animal companion needs a surgical procedure. However, when it is done right, it can save the pet from pain caused by dental issues.
Why Does Your Dog Need Oral Surgery?
There are several reasons why your pet may have to undergo oral surgery. For example, if your pet has a growth or dental defects that need to be repaired. Jaw fractures caused by disease or trauma can also be very painful and may require oral surgery. If your dog suffers from any of these issues, contact Randolph Animal Hospital for proper veterinary treatment. Other pet dental conditions that may require oral surgery include:
- Mouth pain
- Broken teeth
Anesthesia for Oral Surgery
Anytime most people think of surgery, anesthesia comes to their mind. Pet owners are not left out in this when it concerns their animal companions. The risks associated with anesthesia may make you think twice. However, when it is the only option left to keep your dog alive and healthy, it is necessary. Our veterinarians use anesthesia so that the patient does not experience pain and for the safety of our staff.
Eating After Surgery
After the oral surgery, your pet will receive some pain medication to relieve any discomfort. It will help your pet recover enough to get back to his or her daily routine. Some pets eat the next day after surgery or soon afterward. However, do not feed your pet all types of food. Serve soft food until your pet recovers fully. You will also have to take your pet to see one of our veterinarians for a follow-up to ensure it is recovering properly.
Contact Randolph Animal Hospital for Oral Surgery
Is your cat or dog suffering from a pet dental condition? Our veterinarians at Randolph Animal Hospital provide quality veterinary care to the Randolph pet community. Call us today at 781-963-2298 to schedule a consultation with one of our veterinarians.