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About Full Mouth Dental X-rays
Although your pet's smile may appear healthy, gum disease and other oral health problems could still hide beneath the surface of the teeth. For this reason, the team at Pet Method performs digital dental x-rays to view the area beneath the gumline and see the internal tooth anatomy, tooth roots, and bone structure. This allows Dr. Hunter Finn and his team to detect unseen damage, like periodontal disease or loss of bone surrounding the tooth roots. General anesthesia is typically used during all dental procedures to provide a safe, comfortable experience for your pet. Set up an appointment for a dental health assessment by contacting our McKinney, TX vet clinic today.
What are the Benefits of Full Mouth Dental X-rays?
Because the majority of your pet's tooth structure sits beneath the gum line - meaning it is not visible on a routine inspection - many dental problems can go undetected and become worse over time. Full mouth dental x-rays for your pet in McKinney, TX offer a number of benefits when it comes to identifying dental problems and keeping your pet comfortable and healthy, such as:
- Allows the entire tooth structure, including the root, to be evaluated
- Provides an opportunity to detect hidden tooth decay, periodontal disease, infections, and bone loss
- Helps identify painful conditions that would otherwise go undetected, allowing your pet to receive appropriate treatment and pain relief sooner
- Aids in necessary dental procedures and surgeries
- Gives more information on the cause/anatomy of a missing tooth or tooth resorption (cats)
How Full Mouth Dental X-rays Work
During veterinary dental visits, we conduct an examination of your pet's mouth in order to assess their total oral health. Prior to performing dental x-rays, Dr. Finn will perform a pre-anesthetic physical assessment in addition to taking a blood sample. This will ensure that your pet is healthy enough to receive anesthesia. Once your pet is sedated, a sensor will be placed into your pet's mouth and repositioned several times to take a number of images using our digital x-ray technology. The entire process takes about ten minutes. These x-rays allow Dr. Finn to view the structures inside your pet's teeth and gums and diagnose any current dental health problems. A member of our veterinary staff will carefully monitor your pet throughout the procedure.
Preventive Dental Care
Protect the health of your pet by scheduling regular preventive dental care visits. At Pet Method, we perform full mouth dental x-rays using top-of-the-line equipment at our McKinney, TX veterinary care facility. Dental x-rays allow us to diagnose and treat hidden oral health issues early on, helping to prevent needless suffering and expense in the long run. Contact our friendly team to book an appointment.
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