The Importance of Pet Dentistry
Did you know that more than 50% of all dogs and cats have some form of gum disease by just 3 years of age? Animal dental disease has been shown to be a major contributing factor to many serious health problems, including liver, kidney, and heart disease if left untreated. Studies show pets with healthy mouths have fewer health issues and longer quality lives than pets with severe dental disease. This is why it’s so important to maintain your pet’s oral health with regular checkups and pet dental cleanings and at-home care as a form of preventive health care.
Pet Dentistry in Houston
Animal Medical Center of the Village offers comprehensive pet dental services for several pet species in Houston. We use the latest equipment, tools, and training to provide the same level dental care for your pets that you would expect from your own dentist. We also rely on the most up-to-date monitoring technology so we can monitor your pet’s vitals before, during, and after their dental procedure. For the safety of all of our patients, we perform all pet dental procedures under general anesthesia. You can learn more about our monitoring and anesthesia services by visiting our Surgery page.
Some of our routine dentistry services include:
- Fluoride treatment for all patients
- Mechanical polishing of teeth
- Application of sealants
- Perioceutic (antibiotic) treatments for pockets in the gums
- Air-driven mechanical scaling for low temperature mechanical removal of tartar without the risk of heat damage to the tooth roots
At-Home Pet Dental Care in Houston, TX
In addition to state-of-the-art pet dental technology in Houston, we can assist you with creating a home oral care program to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy in between cleanings. Animal Medical Center of the Village carries a full line of home dental care products. This includes special diets, dental chews, antiseptic mouth flushes, and tooth-brushing supplies that are designed to keep your pet’s teeth clean. Through a customized oral care program for your pet, you can help lower your pet’s risk for gum disease and other oral conditions.