The importance of dental xrays

Monday, 12 November 2018 16:21

Dental xrays 2According to the American Veterinary Dental College, periodontal disease, also known as dental diseases, is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and by three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, periodontal disease goes beyond bad breath and can present multiple problems in the oral cavity and internal organs. When your pet comes in for a dental cleaning, we're proud to be able to offer digital dental xrays. Dental xrays give our veterinarians the opportunity to make important diagnoses. 

Many patients who come in for routine dental cleanings also have additional oral problems, many of which can be painful. Taking oral xrays allows our veterinarians to see the condition of the teeth below the gumline, where problems often exist. Our veterinarians can view the anatomy of the tooth, the roots and the bones that surround the roots.  Many oral health problems cannot be seen with the naked eye. The following problems are most frequently diagnosed through dental xrays.

  • Fractures
  • Tooth root abscesses
  • Retained decidious teeth (baby teeth)
  • Issues involving the jaw bone
  • Resorptive lesions (holes and erosion in the surface of the teeth most commonly found in cats)

Routine dental cleanings are important to your pet's overall health, and digital dental xrays allow for the most comprehensive picture of your pet's oral health. Starting January 1st, we're offering a 10% discount*on dental cleanings if they are scheduled withen 30 days of your visit. Contact us to schedule your pets dental cleaning!

*10% discount does not apply to oral surgery