Although every anaesthetic and surgical procedures carries certain risks, most can be prevented by performing proper (pre-anaesthetic) examination, using appropriate equipment and techniques and providing careful monitoring.
The extent of postoperative care in dental patients varies depending on the extent of the disease(s) and procedure(s).
Emergencies in veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery include management of dental fractures, luxations and avulsions, management of jaw fractures, temporomandibular joint fractures and luxations and soft tissue injuries.
Many oral and dental diseases in dogs occur with aging of the animals, however, puppies can also be affected. Therefore, it is important that we pay attention to the congenital defects, but also to dental and maxillofacial trauma and other diseases in the puppies during their first months of life.
Dental extractions are a surgical procedure, therefore basic surgical principles apply, including an aseptic surgical technique. Appropriate instruments and techniques are needed for a successful and safe surgical procedure. Dental radiographs are of an utmost importance to confirm that dental extractions were successful, especially when complications occur.