Meet Douglas! He presented to the clinic with a damaged upper right canine (104) and required a general anaesthetic to be removed.
To extract the canine, it requires a gingival flap where the gum tissue is separated from surrounding teeth and deflected back to allow the vet access to the jawbone and the root of
the tooth. Followed by bone burring and sectioning of tooth for removal followed by flushing of alveolar socket and smoothing of bone before flap suturing.
Douglas also had a ultrasonic scale and polish to freshen up the remaining teeth and reduce the inflammation of his gums (gingivitis). He also went home with some pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication to aid in his recover.