Intra-oral radiographs ( x-rays of the mouth / teeth ) are a standard in human dentistry and have become an essential tool in veterinary medicine for the diagnosis and staging of most dental problems in our pets.
It is known that 60%-80% of animals are affected by periodontal disease and this often goes un-noticed until its latter stages. You may notice bad breath, tartar, broken or discoloured teeth when you look into your pet’s mouth. Much of the tooth lies under the gum and the only way to visualize and evaluate the root structure, the inside of the tooth and the supportive bone, is to take a picture ( x-ray ).
These x-ray images allow us to obtain a diagnosis, formulate a treatment plan and perform the necessary procedures during your pet’s anaesthetic.
One particular instance where dental x-ray is invaluable is Subgingival Resorptive Lesions, also known as FORLs ( Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions ) in cats. FORL’s can present in many stages, radiographs are essential to determine the type of lesion.
We are excited to now be able to offer our clients and patients the latest technology in this service.
If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today.