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There are numerous reasons why a dog or cat tooth would need to be extracted. Some of the dental problems leading to tooth extraction can be prevented, or at least minimized, and some cannot. Our goal is to always save teeth when possible.

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The oral cavity is the first part of the digestive tract and is an essential part of the digestive function of dogs and cats. Additionally, teeth-bearing animals use their teeth not only for eating but also for grooming, playing, hunting, and protection.

dentigerous cysts in dogs - bulldog

A cyst is an abnormal fluid-filled sac or space. Cysts can expand and be locally destructive.  Dentigerous cysts form in the oral cavity and are commonly diagnosed in dogs, and less commonly in cats. 

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Dental diseases including gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth resorption and stomatitis are common in cats. Studies show that up to 67 percent of cats may be affected by tooth resorption during their lifetime, most notably during middle age.

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