Comprehensive Pain Management

Pets can feel pain just like we can, especially when they are recovering from a dental procedure. Whether they underwent surgical extractions or needed to have root canal therapy, we believe that any degree of discomfort should be minimized as much as possible. The goal of our specialists at Dallas Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery is to significantly reduce or even prevent pain by taking a preemptive, multimodal approach to pain management.


Our Protocols for Reducing Pain

To ensure that our patients will receive the highest level of pet pain management and care, we utilize these protocols:

  • Giving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and other analgesics, such as morphine prior to general anesthesia and oral surgery
  • Using nerve blocks (local and regional) before a procedure
  • Administering pain medication intravenously during and after surgery if needed
  • Providing take-home pain relief medication when the patient is discharged
  • We suture all tooth extraction sites to prevent a painful condition known as dry socket
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Customized Relief for Every Patient

Your pet’s health and comfort are just as important to us after the procedure as they are before and during. We evaluate each patient following their dental procedure and provide pain relief medication based on the type of procedure they underwent, their age, health, and how they respond to their treatment.

Because we provide each patient with a personalized pet pain management plan, we reduce needless risks associated with a one-size-fits-all approach. If you have concerns about your pet’s needs, our specialists are more than happy to answer your questions and explain their recommendations. Overall, our goal is to keep your pet as comfortable and as safe as possible.

For More Information

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our pet pain management protocols. We also recommend consulting the AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for further information.


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"Very grateful for the care our Wampa received today! He’s a 10 year old rescue bulldog and we were very concerned about what he would need and the dangers of anesthesia for him. We were very impressed with the staff and Dr Nossaman."


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"They took great care of my 12 year old dog through cleaning and some extractions, and she healed beautifully and feels great! Highly recommend them."



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