Digital Dental X-rays Help Us Assess Your Pet's Oral Health
This feline patient's broken tooth had to be extracted.
This feline patient has good teeth.
At Sabal Chase Animal Clinic, we always provide a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment plan for pets when their teeth are cleaned. Digital dental x-rays and a thorough dental exam with periodontal probing help with our assessments. In fact, two thirds of our pets' teeth are under the gingiva (gums) and are not visible.
Digital dental radiographs allow assessment of:
the teeth (fractures or internal disease)
the surrounding soft tissues (periodontal disease, stomatitis, cysts, draining tracks, facial swellings, fistulas or tumors)
the joints (TMJ or mandibular symphysis)
the bone (jaw fractures)
X-rays allow us to find problems that need attention. Studies have shown that without dental x-rays, significant problems are missed in up to 75% of pets.
We always diagnose first before creating a treatment plan for each patient. Digital dental x-rays help us do that by replacing a guess with a diagnosis, and allowing for the correct treatment to be optimally performed.