When significant root disease is present, extraction of a tooth may be required. We use a high-speed drill to section larger teeth, and burrs to remove roots and sharp edges of bone under the gums. This allows us to extract teeth quickly, reducing time under anesthesia, and decreasing damage to the bone around the teeth, which means less pain and faster healing.
If not extracted, diseased teeth can cause your pet significant discomfort and pain, as well as increase the risk of infections spreading to other organ systems. Even following multiple extractions, it is typical that your pet will still be able to eat their normal food, and he or she will be far more comfortable than with the infected tooth present.