The tooth crown was cut in half so that the tooth could be extracted. Normal teeth have roots that angle away from each other, so this is a necessary step for teeth with two roots or more.
The back half of the tooth (above and slightly to the left of the blue gloved finger) is loosened and rotated slightly already and the pulp is seen as a red dot in the center of the white crown.
...and "Farley's" 'after' cleaning photo for the left half of the mouth. So much cleaner!
The 'after' photo of the right side of "Farley's mouth after dental cleaning.
But, wait...what's this?! Even though "Farley's teeth appear fairly normal on exam from afar...
The 'before' photo of "Farley's" right half of the mouth without dye.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) revealed that the tooth had infection that tracked through the pulp cavity down into the jaw bone, so it's a good thing this tooth could be extracted today!
This is "Farley's" 'before' photo with pink dye attached to all of the dental calculus and bacteria on the teeth!
..."Farley's" lower right first molar has the inner pulp exposed (the area that the probe is placed in in this photo). This fracture has left this tooth and the teeth next to it susceptible to infection, pain, and jaw bone loss and jaw fracture, if left untreated.
This painful tooth needs to be extracted.
"Farley" did wonderfully for his dental extraction! His "mom and dad" said he was back to his normal self the next morning and is healing very well!
Has your furry best friend had a dental cleaning? If they are older than one year of age, then the answer should be an emphatic,"Yes!" Many dogs and cats are in chronic low levels of pain due to poor oral health and do not show it at home until it is very severe.
Call our Care Team at The Vet at 317-623-5019 today for more information about dental cleanings or Request an Appointment here!
After the bone is smoothed, the gingival (gum) flap is sutured back together so that healing can begin! These type of sutures dissolve on their own inside the mouth.
A gingival (gum) flap was made so that the roots could be accessed more easily, as the lower right molar tooth has very deep roots. The jaw bone surrounding the tooth is drilled away to expose the roots so that the tooth can be loosened.
"Farley" is a super lovable 8 year old Goldendoodle that came to The Vet for a routine dental cleaning!
Farley was not having any signs of dental disease at home except for dental calculus build-up and a little bad breath. He was eating normally and playing as usual at home.
Both halves of the tooth have been removed here. You can begin to appreciate how deeply the roots were set into the jaw.
The jaw bone around the extraction site is still pretty sharp in places. You can note that near the gumline on the upper portion of the extraction site and in the center, also.
These sharp areas of bone are drilled further to make these edges smooth and painless so that "Farley" has an easy, uncomplicated recovery process.
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