Can you imagine what your teeth would look like if you never brushed them? It’s no different for cats and dogs, though many pet owners don’t pay very much attention to their pets’ dental health.
Bad breath and dirty teeth are unappealing, but many pet owners aren’t aware that these may be indicators of gum disease that can spread to the kidney, heart, and liver.
The gums are a boundary to the bloodstream, so unless you are regularly providing dental care for your pet, you are neglecting an important factor in their overall health and putting them at a higher risk for serious illness.
It is our goal to stay on top of all medical advances, especially in veterinary medicine. Our veterinarians and staff are constantly learning so our hospital can be at the top of the game.
One way we do this is by offering digital dental radiographs. Taking radiographs during dental procedures allows veterinarians to correctly diagnose dental problems. It allows us to look inside your pet’s’ teeth and see their oral cavities. Digital dental radiographs allow us to decide which teeth need to be pulled and which are healthy enough to stay. They also help us decide if owners need to do more for their pets at home.
Digital radiographs are very safe and effective. We will be able to view the radiographs just seconds after they are taken, so they are an invaluable diagnostic tool during dental cleanings.
If you have any questions about digital dental radiology, don’t hesitate to contact us today at Heritage Animal Hospital.