Veterinary dental disease is often known as a “silent” disease. We at Absecon Veterinary Hospital, recommend annual dental examinations and preventative dental cleanings for both dogs and cats. Dental disease can lead to infections, discomfort or pain, decreased quality of life and more serious health issues.
Dental radiography is one of the most important diagnostic tools available. It allows us to visualize the internal anatomy of the teeth, tooth roots, and the bone that surrounds the roots.
Dental x-rays assist in the diagnosis of many hidden conditions that may otherwise go undiagnosed including: fractured or broken roots, cysts, tooth decay, early tumors, or abscessed teeth.
Periodontal disease can be staged and addressed by examining the dental x-rays for bone loss around tooth roots. Thorough dental evaluation and x-rays are done on anesthetized animals.