Here is a video of my dog Bonnie, a 14 year old rat terrier. She had over 10 teeth extracted by Dr. Downes during her recent dental cleaning. Six months prior to that, she had another 4 teeth extracted. She doesn't have many teeth left anymore.
Since her dental cleaning, she has gained 2 pounds...and here she is, crunching away on a large kernel dental diet by Royal Canin. I am so thankful I had her teeth cleaned and that we extracted the teeth that were causing her pain and discomfort. She is gaining weight and much more comfortable now!