(Closed) Dog teeth cleaningremoval

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
9445 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is something you should probably ask your specific vet. It is almost always an extra charge to remove teeth, and sometimes quite costly depending on which tooth it is.

Post # 4
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Both of our cats had to have full extractions (they’re completely toothless now) because they had stomatitis.  Each surgery was between $800 and $900 dollars.  They went from feeling miserable and having sewage breath to being happy, non-stinky kitties.  I’m all for tooth extraction.  

One thing that’s probably going to be different between cats and dogs is that cats don’t really chew their food.  Our toothless cats are still able to eat kibble; they just crunch it against their hard palate.  I’m not sure if a dog missing teeth will be able to do the same thing since they’re more omnivores and they do use their molars for chewing.  Guess it just depends on which teeth come out, so it’s something to ask your vet!

Post # 5
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

They will likely give you an estimate for the cleaning with a buffer in case extractions are needed.  Once your dog is under anesthesia they are able to fully assess the teeth and if there are concerns that a tooth is unhealthy they will take a radiograph.  If the radiograph shows enough disease they will pull the tooth.  Your vet may call you to confirm you want the teeth pulled, and if there are more that need to come out than initially estimated they can update the expected cost.

Post # 6
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I have been pretty lucky in that when my dogs need to have surgery done, I will usually request to have their teeth clean. My vet will do it for an additional $55. (My dogs are a smaller breed- Cav King Charles Spaniels). and she will remove a tooth for free. Once I picked up my little boy from the vet, he was smiling at me. It was very funny!. He seem quite proud of his new clean teeth!! My girl got desexed at 2 years, (after her short showing career), and received a tooth clearning. The reason it costs so much is because they have to put the dog under for the procedure.

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our Pomeranian just had a teeth cleaning and a total of 5 extractions.  The top front 4 teeth were pulled and then a small tooth directly behind the canine.


Total bill was 440. (We are in Central Florida and go to one of the more expensive practises in the are, but felt it was totally worth it.  We did the “macdaddy” package: prebloodwork, additional pain medication, full IV drip and all.)


For the extractions we were quoted 12.50 for the smaller easier ones to up to 100 for the molars as they have 3 roots.


We were lucky, all the teeth pulled were the 12.50 price.  I knew when I dropped him off that some would need to be extracted, and said if they were on the lower end of price to just pull them, but if they would be on the higher end to give me a call.  I would still have had them pulled, I just wanted to be prepared for the cost when I went to pick him up.


Dropped him off early morning, about 7am.  I got the call at 1pm that he was out of surgery and awake and doing well. I was able to pick him up a little after 4pm.  He was super groggy and out of it for the rest of the night.  He did not eat, but we were expecting that.  Ate normal the next morning.


It’s been about a week and a half since the procedure, and he is so much happier.  No more smelly breath or pain and he is completely back to normal.  No change in how he eats.  We were told to feed him soft food for a week or so, then could go back to hard kibble.  No hard plastic or rubber toys or treats of any kind for the same amount of time to allow his mouth to heal.


After the proceedure just make sure you complete the full round of antibotics so there is no infection.  As far as the pain medication we were given to take home I only administered about 4 days of that before taking him off of it to make sure we was ok. 


We are still waiting for the stitches to completely disolve but that will probably take another week or so.


It was totally worth it in the end, but we were very terrified of having him under the anesthesia. I did cry when I dropped him off and when I picked him up since he was not completly himself.  But now seeing how much better he is, and not have smelly dog kisses I am kicking myself for not doing it earlier.


Post # 8
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My toy eski needs to have some extractions done, I was quoted 200 for the cleaning and 25$ per extraction, but they couldn’t tell me the exact number of extractions that needed to be done beforehand, just a rough esitmate. 

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