Digital Dental Radiology
Insight into underlying issues.
When pets have their teeth cleaned, we conduct an oral health assessment and provide our clients with treatment suggestions. Digital x-rays assist us in making those recommendations by giving us insight into underlying issues.
X-rays are a critical part of assessing oral health. Our pets don't tell us when they have a tooth ache; and root abscesses, cracked teeth, and other problems are commonaly found in pets that haven't given us any obvious sign that they are in pain. They are much better at dealing with oral pain than we humans are - but we certainly want to resolve it for them whenver possible!
Digital radiology can also reveal problems lurking beneath the gums, such as foreign objects, cysts, and even tumors. Studies have shown that, without the help of digital x-rays, significant dental issues are missed in up to 75% of pets.
If your pet is experiencing discomfort or pain, give us a call at (207) 843-6300 or request an appointment online.