Texas Veterinary Dental Center

Golden Retriever

Pet Periodontal Surgery

The periodontal tissues in a dog or cat are the gingiva, alveolar bone (tooth socket), root cementum (tissue covering the root), and periodontal ligament. The periodontal ligament, composed of fiber bundles, attaches tooth root cementum to alveolar bone.

Periodontal surgery in pets includes incisions in the gingiva, flap creation, bone surgery, root treatment and suturing techniques to close the surgical site. More advanced periodontal surgery employes the use of gingival tissue, bone and synthetic grafts to augment missing or deficient tissues.

If your dog or cat requires periodontal surgery, they will receive a thorough evaluation including veterinary radiographs allowing us to create an individualized treatment plan for your pet.