Digital Dental Radiographs
Our pets simply cannot tell us when their teeth are sore or if they are in any pain, even though they are.
Dental X-rays in animals are similar to those taken in humans.
An X-ray machine using small amounts of radiation is used to see the inside of your pet's teeth and those areas below the gum line that are hidden from view.
Unlike humans, our pet’s need to be under a general anaesthesia. Without anaesthesia, the X-ray sensor cannot be accurately placed. They are also required to be still during the oral assessment, treatment, and prevention procedures.
Even without any of these signs, your pets should have their mouths X-rayed at least once every year. People routinely have dental X-rays at least every other year. Ultrasonic cleaning your pet's teeth without X-rays often results in missed opportunities to improve the quality of life and health of your pet.