Digital Dental radiography (x-ray) is a very important diagnostic tool used in our practice.
Dental x-rays can help with identification of the following conditions:
- Periodontal disease
- Endodontic disease
- Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions
- 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 teeth
A veterinary Professional will make a recommendation regarding the dental x-rays needed by your pet. A diagnostic plan of few radiographs of specific teeth to radiographs of all the teeth (“full-mouth radiographs”), is based on the reason for presentation of the patient and the results of initial visual examination of the mouth. It is common for a patient referred for one specific problem to have additional oral problems – these may only become apparent from full-mouth radiographs. Full-mouth radiographs also establish a base-line for future comparison.
The radiation risk to the patient from taking digital dental radiographs is minimal. Hoffman Animal Hospital has a digital imaging system, which significantly reduces the radiation exposure for the patient and veterinary staff.