Pet Teeth Restorations


At Animal Dental Care & Oral Surgery, our team of experts specializes in composite restorations and bonded sealants for optimal pet dental health. Our skilled professionals perform these procedures with precision, addressing fractured pet teeth and alleviating discomfort associated with painful caries (cavity) lesions.

Broken Pet Teeth

Dogs and cats often experience tooth fractures, a condition that can expose the pulp (nerve) chamber, leading to infection and potential tooth loss. Identifying these fractures can be challenging, as pets rarely display obvious signs of dental pain.

Even severe dental pain in pets may go unnoticed, making it vital for pet owners and veterinarians to be vigilant. Fractures can occur with or without exposing the pulp chamber, with the latter scenario often leading to dentin layer exposure. This layer, comprised of tiny tubules, is susceptible to bacterial migration, causing pain and potential infection that may remain undetected for years.

The Importance of Assessment:

All fractured teeth require thorough assessment through dental radiographs. This critical step helps determine if the fractures pose a problem for the pet’s health. Even when the pulp chamber is not exposed, fractured teeth can become infected, underscoring the need for proactive examination.

Our Approach:

  1. Non-Infected Fractures: Fractures without infection or pulp exposure are addressed by smoothing the affected area, followed by sealing the exposed dentin with bonded dental materials. This not only reduces sensitivity but also minimizes the risk of future infection.
  2. Infected Fractures: Fractured teeth with signs of infection require specialized attention. Our recommended treatments include root canal therapy or extraction. Waiting for visible signs of pain, which are rare, can result in prolonged discomfort for the pet.

Take Action for Your Pet’s Well-Being:

If you suspect your pet may have a dental fracture or if you have specific questions, we encourage you to reach out to us. Timely intervention is key to ensuring your pet’s comfort and preventing long-term complications.

Cavities in Pets

Contrary to popular belief, true cavities (or caries) in pets are relatively rare occurrences. However, when they do manifest, they can be particularly uncomfortable, especially on the chewing surfaces of the back premolars and molars.

Treatment Options:

  1. Composite Restorative Procedures: If detected early, cavities in pets can be addressed with composite restorative materials. These procedures aim to eliminate pain and restore normal chewing function.
  2. Preserving Quality of Life: Our approach emphasizes not only pain relief but also maintaining the overall quality of life for your pet.


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