The operator needs to be aware of the complications associated
with tooth extraction in dogs and cats.
In most instances, complications need to be addressed immediately.
However, some may not be immediately apparent. Haemorrhage can occur
several hours post-op if the blood clot retracts or is lost by tongue
probing. Oral nasal fistulae may take several weeks to become apparent
and functional following maxillary canine removal.
Fracture of mandible caudal to symphysis
including the apex of the mandibular canine tooth