Dentistry Serving Your Feline Friends Since 2003

Houston Feline Dentistry

Oral Care for Happy, Healthy Cats

At Houston Cat Hospital, we make sure your cat’s mouth and teeth are as well taken care of as the rest of their body. When you bring your cat in for their regular wellness exams, our Houston veterinarians will make sure to examine your cat’s mouth for dental disease. Our cat-loving team will take care of their oral health with the same compassion and attention to detail they show the rest of your cat’s health.

Book an appointment with our veterinary team by calling (713) 597-6829 or by contacting us online.

Dental Disease & Your Cat

Dental calculus and gingivitis can be noted on a good physical examination and these findings may be consistent with periodontal disease in your cat. Periodontal disease begins with bacteria in the mouth that forms a substance called plaque on the surface of teeth. Minerals in the saliva harden the plaque into dental calculus (tartar), which is firmly attached to the teeth. This leads to tooth decay as well as damage to supportive structures associated with the tooth.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

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

When your cat has a dental cleaning, they will be anesthetized to insure a safe and painless experience. First, the tartar is cleaned off the teeth using an ultrasonic scaler. Next, a periodontal probe is used to check for pockets of disease, cavities, or exposed nerve tissue. Houston Cat Hospital can perform digital dental radiographs. This diagnostic tool is important in evaluating the health of the tooth as dental disease in cats tend to live below the gum line. Lastly, your cat’s teeth are polished to create a smooth surface that will discourage plaque adhesion. Because your cat will have been sedated, they will stay the night with us. This is included in the price of the cleaning.

Call (713) 597-6829 to make an appointment with our Houston veterinarians today!

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See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
  • “I have been taking my cats to the Houston Cat Hospital since 2007 when I adopted my first cat Shadow followed by Levi then Bitsy. I have always felt comfortable bringing my cats here for their health care needs.”

    - Melinda
  • “We know our cats are important to you and they are in good hands when they are there. Best staff ever!”

    - Jason
  • “It is a calm place, without putting my cat through the terror of dogs barking and sniffing around. The vets/techs are extremely knowledgeable about cats. The parking is easy and they can give you prices over the phone so you know what to expect.”

    - John
  • “I’ve been taking my cats to Houston Cat Hospital for 16 years and have always gotten the best care for them.”

    - David
  • I’m so appreciative of the personal commitment your entire staff has made towards Romeo’s recovery and future health. Thank you for everything!!

    - Mary

Why Choose Us?

  • Devoted Exclusively to Your Feline Friends Since 2003
  • We Use Progressive Anesthesia & Pain Management Protocols
  • State of The Art Equipment and Welcoming Office
  • We Welcome Fractious, Anxious, and Hard to Handle Cats
  • Years of Combined Feline Specific Knowledge
We Treat Cats Like Royalty!

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!