Veterinary Dental Radiology

Digital dental radiology is an important tool in diagnosing and treating oral and dental disease. Without dental radiographs, many dental problems can be missed. Dental radiographs help aid in diagnosis, treatment planning, monitoring treatment and post operative treatment success.

Digital dental radiographs are used to view the dental tissues and supporting structures for the teeth. They are also used to identify problems with the crowns and roots of the teeth, as well as supporting the bones and soft tissue. Dental x-rays may be useful to evaluate facial and jaw bones as well as the nasal cavity.

High definition intra oral digital radiographs provide exceptionally clear pictures for better diagnosis and use approximately 90% less than the usual dosage of radiation. Additionally, intra oral digital radiographs require less time to produce quality films, thus decreasing the time that your pet is under anesthesia.

Dental radiography is a very important diagnostic tool used in our practice. Dental x-rays can help with identification of the following conditions:

  • Periodontal disease – dog
  • Periodontal disease – cat
  • Endodontic disease
  • Feline Tooth Resorption (TR)
  • Trauma, maxillary or mandibular fractures, fractured teeth
  • Dental abnormalities
  • Preoperative, perioperative and post operative evaluations
  • Nasal cavity disease
  • Missing teeth
  • Dentigerous Cysts
  • Oral Masses or Tumors
  • Retained Roots
  • Periapical abscesses
  • Genetic dental abnormalities
  • Cavities and Root Resorption
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Permanent tooth count in puppies
  • Retained Deciduous (baby) Teeth
  • Fractured Teeth
  • Dens Invaginatus
  • Malocclusion

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