The Montrose Veterinary Clinic wants to help you understand why pet dental health is important to the overall health of your pet. Pet dental health is something that can easily be overlooked, but in fact, it’s vital to pay attention to your pets’ dental health for their overall health and wellbeing. Dental problems in your pet can indicate the presence of other health issues. If you are looking for pet dental care in Houston, TX, we are ready to assist you.

What is Considered Pet Dental Care

Veterinarians can perform x-rays, cleanings, extractions, and tooth repair. X-rays help our veterinarian see if your pet’s mouth is healthy below the gum line. X-rays also help our veterinarian identify issues in your pet’s jaw. Pets are put under anesthesia for cleanings and evaluation because they cannot sit still while these tasks are being performed. Pet dental cleanings will include scaling to remove plaque and tartar buildups and polishing

Common Pet Dental Problems

Pets can develop dental issues just like humans. The most common pet dental issues include:

  • Tooth infection or abscesses
  • Gum disease
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth misalignment
  • Mouth or palate defects
  • Cysts or tumors
  • Broken teeth/broken roots
  • Cavities

How Our Veterinarian Can Improve your Pet’s Dental Health

Since our pets can’t talk, they can’t tell us when they are in pain or discomfort. We must pay attention to your pet’s behavior to learn if they are experiencing distress. The symptoms listed below indicate a pet is experiencing tooth and gum issues. If you notice any of the following signs, you should schedule a pet dental exam as soon as possible:

  • Bad breath
  • Visibly broken or loose teeth
  • Extra teeth or baby teeth that never fell out
  • Discolored teeth or teeth covered in tartar buildup
  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat food
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling in the area around your pet’s mouth
  • Abnormal chewing or drooling
  • Dropping food
  • Increased irritability

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Houston, TX

If you are looking for pet dental care in Houston, TX, contact The Montrose Veterinary Clinic today. Our veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s condition to determine the combination of dental care services that will benefit your pet the most. Call us today at (713) 524-3814 for more information on pet dental care or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.