Dentistry Happy, Healthy Pets Since 1954

Houston Veterinary Dentistry

Happy, Healthy Smiles for Happy, Healthy Pets

When we think about your pet’s overall health and wellbeing, their oral health is an important consideration. Even well-intentioned pet owners neglect the oral health of their pets. At Bellaire-Richmond Pet Hospital, we’re here to help you ensure that your pet’s smile is as healthy as the rest of their body. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, we offer a full suite of dental services to keep your pet smiling.

Don’t let your pet avoid the dentist! Call (713) 322-4950 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.

Periodontal Disease & Your Pets

Periodontal disease refers to the infection of the tissues that hold the teeth in place. It is the most common disease affecting cats and dogs, and is often missed by pet owners. When left untreated, periodontal disease can cause permanent damage to your pet’s teeth, gums, and jaw, which can dramatically impact their quality of life. The dedicated Houston veterinarians at Bellaire-Richmond Pet Hospital are here to help you protect your pet’s oral health.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Blood in saliva or water dish
  • Bad breath
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty eating
  • Loose teeth

If you notice that your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms, give us a call right away to schedule a dental exam. When you bring your pet in for regular wellness exams, we include dental exams in order to stay on top of your pet’s oral health. If it’s been awhile since your pet’s last wellness exam, it’s possible that periodontal disease has begun to take hold on your pet’s mouth. Our Houston veterinarians will get your pet smiling again!

Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that moves below the gum line and infects the tissue holding the teeth in place. In the early stages, the plaque buildup can be taken care of by brushing at home or chewing on hard toys or treats. However, as the disease progresses, the buildup of plaque can only be removed by professional cleaning performed under general anesthesia.

Dental Cleaning at Bellaire-Richmond Pet Hospital

As an AAHA accredited animal hospital, your pet is in good hands when they need a dental cleaning under general anesthesia. We are equipped with a full surgical suite and anesthesia monitoring equipment that will help our veterinary team make sure your pet is well taken care of while our dental experts remove plaque buildup and polish your pet’s teeth. After your pet’s teeth have been cleaned and polished, we’ll apply an anti-plaque treatment like fluoride to prevent future buildup and protect your pet’s teeth.

Once your pet’s teeth are sparkling clean again, we will help you learn how to care for your pet’s teeth at home. Regular dental care paired with regular wellness exams will keep your pet smiling for years to come.

If you have questions or concerns about our Houston veterinary dentistry services at Bellaire-Richmond Pet Hospital, call (713) 322-4950 or contact us online for more information.

Happy, Healthy Pets

Read Our Pawsitively Raving Reviews
  • Everyone Was Friendly & Kind

    “The new hospital is beautiful and there’s so much more space for our over-sized doggies. Everyone was friendly and kind…really helped our Pinky get over being so scared about the examination process. Great Job, everyone!”

    - Nina
  • Extremely Polite & Friendly

    “I love your new digs! I especially like that all the beautiful photos on the walls are of the staff’s own pets. Everyone here is extremely polite and friendly and genuinely loves animals. Thank you!!!”

    - Pam
  • Knowledgeable & Courteous

    “We have taken our dogs to Bellaire Richmond Animal Hospital for 20 some years. First our Amy and now our Lexi. We find that we always receive professional and courteous care. The staff and the veterinarians are always knowledgeable and courteous.”

    - Vera
  • They Have Been Consistently Empathetic

    “Bellaire Richmond has been our vets since we moved to Houston in 1977. Yikes! That’s 40 years! They have been consistently empathetic and professional. It’s great to see the new vets continuing this tradition.”

    - Jill
  • Treat My Pets Compassionately

    “I have used this clinic for many years. I am just as pleased with the new owners and staff as I was 40 years ago. The doctors always treat my pets compassionately and have had great success with their treatments.”

    - Ruby

Why Choose Us?

  • Highly Skilled & Reliable Staff
  • We Go the Extra Mile for Our Four Legged Family
  • Provide High Quality Medicine & Care
  • Great Customer Service & Patient Care
We Go the Extra Mile for Our Furry Family

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!