We are proud to be able to offer our clients digital dental radiology here at Appelbaum Animal Clinic. Dental care is an essential part of your pet’s overall health to prevent dental disease and tooth loss. A pet’s dental health is just as important as their physical health, however, it often goes overlooked. The reality is that oral hygiene plays a huge part in ensuring your pet lives a long, healthy life.
Here are some benefits of dental X-rays for your pet:
Better diagnosis of problems. X-rays allow us to see below the gumline to the hidden tooth structure. Common problems include:
- Abscessed teeth
- Periodontal disease
- Impacted or dead teeth
- Mouth tumors involving the bone
- Pulp necrosis (death of pulp tissue)
- Broken tooth fragments
More effective treatments. With the information from X-rays, veterinarians can put together more targeted treatment plans for conditions like endodontic disease or teeth that need extraction.
Better assessment of bone loss from periodontal disease. This common disease begins to affect many dogs and cats by age three.
Our digital dental radiographs are one way to show owners that we are dedicated to their pets’ care. They allow us to look inside your pets’ teeth and see oral cavities. Our veterinarians can then determine which teeth are healthy and which should be pulled. Digital dental radiology is a very quick, safe and effective procedure, making them an invaluable diagnostic tool.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today at ( 918 ) 940-7770 if you have any questions about your pets’ dental health or digital dental radiology.