Dental radiographs (x-rays) are important to successfully diagnose dental disease and treat it appropriately. Only the crown of the tooth can be seen when you do an oral exam. Therefore dental images are required to evaluate the anatomy of the rest of the tooth: the tooth root, the socket of the tooth and surrounding bone, and the periodontal ligament that attaches the root to the bone. By visualizing these structures, we can determine the extent of bone loss, the presence of an abscess, severity of a tooth or jaw fracture, or evaluate feline tooth resorption. We also use dental radiographs to diagnose missing teeth, or teeth that are trapped in the bone and can’t erupt.
We have a complete digital radiograph system customized for dentistry, which allows us to diagnose properly and expedite our procedures. This, in turn, will shorten our patients' anesthesia time by allowing us to work efficiently.