Veterinary Dentistry in Katy
Healthy Smiles for Happy Pets
Dental care is an important part of your pet’s overall health and wellness. Periodontal disease is the most common affliction in cats and dogs. Our Katy veterinarians are here to protect your pet’s smile with comprehensive dental care. Pet Medical Center of Katy is proud to offer a full suite of dental services to take care of all of your pet’s dental needs.
Don’t let your pet avoid the dentist any longer! Call (281) 823-8288 to make an appointment for a dental exam.
Treating Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is as common in cats and dogs as it is in humans. Plaque is the same across all species. It is a bacterial film that can build up on the teeth and if you do not brush your pet’s teeth regularly, plaque can build up and spread below the gum line, where it can cause infection, pain, and loss of teeth. Don’t let your pet suffer! Bring them in to see the veterinary professionals at Pet Medical Center of Katy for a complete oral exam.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Bad breath
- Blood in saliva or in their water dish
- Loose teeth
- Difficulty eating
With regular dental care, you and your pet can avoid periodontal disease. With regular dental checkups at Pet Medical Center of Katy, as well as making sure your pet’s teeth are taken care of at home, you can keep your pet smiling for years to come.
Dental Cleanings at Pet Medical Center of Katy
When your pet’s periodontal disease has progressed past a certain point, our Katy veterinarians may recommend a professional dental cleaning under general anesthesia. Our clinic is fully equipped to sedate and monitor your pet throughout the cleaning process so you can rest easier knowing your pet is well taken care of throughout their dental cleaning.
Before your pet undergoes their dental cleaning, we’ll conduct a pre-surgery exam to pinpoint the areas that need the most attention. We’ll also conduct lab work to make sure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo the procedure.
During the dental cleaning, we use tools similar to those a human dentists would use to remove plaque and polish your pet’s teeth. We take full-mouth radiographs of each patient. If necessary, we may perform extractions of infected teeth. Once your pet’s teeth are clean, we’ll apply an anti-plaque treatment like fluoride to deter future issues.
We’ll keep your pet comfortable in our boarding area while they come out from under the anesthesia. When they’re ready to go home, we’ll give you a call. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to make sure that your pet recovers quickly and safely.
After a professional dental cleaning, maintenance is key! Brushing your pet’s teeth and regular dental exams are essential for your pet’s ongoing oral health.
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