Dental Care

The number one health problem diagnosed in cats and dogs over 4 years of age is oral infection. Dental disease puts stress on your pet’s immune system and weakens the liver, kidneys and heart. Manchaca Village Veterinary Care provides an extensive dental care program including pet dental cleaning, periodontal therapy and care for damaged teeth. Our state-of-the-art digital dental x-ray system and veterinary teeth cleaning services allows us to diagnose and treat otherwise hidden dental disease. Our clients have become aware of the importance of having their pets’ teeth examined and cleaned on a regular basis. Preventive dental care can add years to the life of your pet.

For MVVC’s position on anesthesia with dentals, please read below.

Manchaca Village Veterinary Care conforms to the dental cleaning standards of the American Veterinary Dental College, which advocates for the use of anesthesia in dentals to achieve safety and effective, long-term oral health. We are aware of the confusion amongst pet owners stemming from the conflicting philosophies in the veterinary industry, so we wanted to take the opportunity to fully explain our position. As animal dentist advocates for preventative care and long-term health, we feel strongly about our dental policies. Please see our blog from the AVDC on this matter, as well as a Q&A below.

How often should my pet have a dental cleaning?

Dogs and cats should have a veterinary dental cleaning annually starting at age two, or sooner if they have some other oral health problem identified earlier.

Why does my pet’s breath smell so bad?

What is the difference between a pet dental cleaning at an AVDC-compliant veterinarian, or one at an “anesthesia-free dental clinic?”

Is anesthesia for dental cleanings safe?

Why are veterinary pet dental cleanings more costly than the anesthesia-free procedures at my groomer or low-cost clinic?

Do cats and dogs need the same type of cleanings?

Veterinary Dental Care Near You

To make an appointment to receive pet dental care exam or cleaning, call us at 512-838-2273.

What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.