Digital Dental X-rays Help Us Assess Your Pet's Oral Health
Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital offers digital dental x-rays as part of our comprehensive dental services.
Digital dental x-rays will allow us to better evaluate your pet's mouth to ensure the correct treatment will be optimally performed. Digital dental x-rays with periodontal probing helps with our oral health assessment and treatment plan for pets when their teeth are cleaned.
Since two thirds of our pets' teeth are under the gingiva (gums) are not visible, x-rays allow us to find problems that need attention.
Digital dental radiographs allow assessment of:
- the teeth (fractures or internal disease)
- the surrounding soft tissues (periodontal disease, stomatitis, cysts, draining tracks, facial swellings, fistulas or tumors)
- the joints (TMJ or mandibular symphysis)
- and the bone (jaw fractures)
Digital x-rays can also reveal subgingival (under the gums) foreign objects, cysts and tumors.
Studies have shown that without dental x-rays, significant problems are missed in up to 75% of pets.