Periodontal surgery in cats and dogs is a topic we get asked about often here at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming. Before discussing the surgery options, the first question we are often asked is, “what are the periodontal tissues in my pet?” Periodontal tissues consist of the gum tissue—the gingiva, tooth socket, tissue covering the root, and ligament that attaches the root to the bone.
There are many different periodontal surgeries that can be performed in cats and dogs that all depend on your pet’s individual situation and needs. The most common periodontal surgery in cats and dogs is some type of gingival flap that is often performed when removing a large tooth. A gingival flap is using extra gum tissue to cover a defect (or now open hole where the tooth was).
Other periodontal surgeries in cats and dogs are more advanced but ultimately use the gingival tissues, bone, and sometimes synthetic grafts to fix, correct, or repair the damage.
Think your pet needs periodontal surgery? Call us at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming at (904) 720-4275 to schedule your pet appointment with one of our experienced veterinarians. Together we can keep your pet’s teeth healthy and hopefully prevent them from ever needing any periodontal surgery!
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Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming
At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!