Digital Dental Radiography
Dental radiography is one of the most important and common diagnostic imaging methods that we use here at Veterinary Dental Services in Boxborough. Animal dental X-rays involve obtaining X-ray images of the teeth, mouth, and jaws, including below the gum line, where many dental problems are found. This process is completely painless and non-invasive, but anesthesia is necessary for proper positioning.
What Can Pet Dental X-rays Detect?
Dental X-rays are used to diagnose various types of dental disease often hidden below the gum line. We recommend X-rays for all of our patients as they often reveal dental problems that would otherwise be missed, such as:
- Missing teeth
- Retained tooth
- Tooth root abscesses
- Bone loss from gum disease
We also routinely X-ray fractured teeth, and patients with periodontal disease or tooth resorption as this helps to further characterize the extent of disease and guides our treatment.
Benefits of Digital Pet Dental Radiography
We are pleased to offer digital X-ray technology for our patients, due to the many benefits that this technology provides, including:
- Very minimal risks are involved
- The procedure is safe, painless, and non-invasive
- X-rays can be performed quickly (within a few minutes)
- Images can be easily shared digitally
- Images can be easily enhanced on a screen
- Extremely low radiation exposure
- The procedure provides valuable information on the health of teeth and gums
As an AAHA-accredited practice, we meet the highest standards in veterinary dental medicine, so you can be confident that your pet will be well-cared for during their dental treatment here in Boxborough. Feel free to contact us at (978) 929-9200 if you’d like to learn more about our animal dental X-ray services or if you’d like to schedule a consultation.