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:

  • Root fractures
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Impacted teeth
  • Tumors, oral masses, and facial swelling
  • Tooth resorption
  • Attrition (abrasive wear)
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Missing teeth
  • Retained tooth
  • Tooth root abscesses
  • Stomatitis
  • 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.

Animal Dental X-Rays in Boxborough
Animal Dental X-Rays in Boxborough

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.