Dental Care

Dog dental care

Bay Glen Animal Hospital Offers Complete Dental Care for Pets in Clear Lake TX and the Southeast Houston Area.

It is well known that maintaining good oral hygiene is a major factor in your pet's overall health and well-being. The formation of plaque, tartar, and gingivitis on your pet's teeth and gums can cause serious disease and may lead to increased risk for more complications in other body systems, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. In addition, when common ailments, such as infected gums and broken and diseased teeth go untreated, they frequently cause pain and discomfort for our pets—something that no owner wants. Such problems are quite common and increase in frequency as our pets age, which is one of the reasons why every pet should have a thorough oral exam at least once a year. It is much easier and less expensive to correct and treat dental concerns in the early stages than wait until the process is advanced and requires oral surgery to alleviate the problem. Even the most minor dental issues should not be overlooked—and most can be avoided with regular check-ups and understanding the basics of pet dental care.

Our veterinarians stress the importance of thorough dental examinations; it is an essential part of every pet's physical exam. On average, most pets will need to have their teeth cleaned about every 18 to 24 months, depending on how quickly tartar and plaque accumulate. We perform pre-anesthetic blood screenings and advanced patient monitoring during all anesthetic procedures so we can ensure that every dental cleaning procedure is performed with the patient's safety as our ultimate goal. We have high-quality digital dental imaging equipment that allows us to examine the tooth structure below the gum line and enables our veterinarians to detect early changes in the teeth.

We perform complete dental cleanings, including fluoride polish and dental sealant, at our Clear Lake facility, as well as tooth extraction and oral surgery. Our veterinarians' attention to detail and emphasis on preventive care and early detection differentiate our approach to small animal dentistry. When looking for complete pet dental services, look no further than Bay Glen Animal Hospital for the finest care available.

For more information about dental care for your pet, including helpful documents on brushing your pet's teeth and dental diets, visit our Pet Dental Care page.