Pet Dental Care in Austin>
Good dental hygiene can increase health, vitality, wellbeing and add additional years to your pet's life. Dr. Harris recommends regular Austin pet dental check-ups and teeth cleanings to help ensure that your pet leads the best life possible.
If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's health before symptoms are noticeable. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by the age of three years.
Austin Pet Dental Services
The centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning. Dental cleanings include ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing and a mouth rinse, the combination of which is designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.
Austin Veterinary Center offers digital dental radiology which produces high-definition images of your pet's teeth. More accurate than traditional radiology, digital dental radiology produces clear images of the area below your pet's gum line in order to diagnose dental disease that cannot be seen by visual examination alone. This is a powerful tool for enabling the treatment of dental disease before it becomes more complex and difficult to treat.
Your pet’s dental care package includes:
- Oral examinations under anesthesia
- Digital x-rays
- hand scaling of teeth
- Ultrasonic teeth cleaning
- Tooth extractions (if needed)
- Fluoride application
We chart your pet's teeth at every cleaning and we evaluate x-rays that have been taken.