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Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry Specialties page

Your pet’s health and quality of life can be seriously affected by disease or injury to the teeth and oral cavity. As with humans, oral health is an important factor that must be maintained for your pet. Periodontal disease, inflammation of the gums and tissues surrounding the teeth, is the most commonly diagnosed disease of cats and dogs. It will occur without routine home care and dental cleanings by your regular veterinarian. Periodontal disease, however, is not the only aspect of your pet’s oral health that should be considered; oral tumors, malocclusions, tooth and jaw fractures, and cleft palates are conditions that require advanced surgical and dental care as well.

For advanced dentistry and oral surgery services not provided by your veterinarian, Gulf Coast Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery is there to provide the best care possible. Our dental suite is equipped with state-of-the-art dental, anesthesia and monitoring equipment as well as digital dental radiology.

We are pleased to provide the following services:

Endodontics (Root canal)

  • Root canal therapy
    • Fractured teeth (with or without pulp exposure)
    • Discolored teeth
  • Vital pulp therapy (with or without crown reduction)

Periodontics

  • Treatment of periodontal disease
    • Professional scaling and polishing
    • Root planing and curettage
  • Guided tissue/bone regeneration
  • Crown lengthening
  • Mucogingival flap surgery
  • Tooth “abscesses”

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Emergency trauma surgery and treatment
    • Jaw and facial fracture
  • Complicated extractions and full-mouth extractions
  • Tumor removal
  • Gingivectomy
  • Palatal defects
    • Oronasal fistula
    • Cleft palate
  • Temoromandibular disorders and/or luxations
  • Salivary gland and tongue surgery
  • Luxated or avulsed teeth

Orthodontics

  • Correction of uncomfortable and nonfunctional bite (malocclusion)

Restorations (cavity removal)

Prosthodontics (crowns)

Oral Medicine

Feline Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

  • Persistent deciduous teeth
  • Missing or supernumerary teeth
  • Fracture deciduous teeth
  • Enamel disease