I can't imagine my dogs' dental care without having dental x-rays done.
Jasmine's vet didn't have any fancy equipment but he wouldn't even think about taking care of the mouth blindly. There is some fancy digital equipment available out there which is awesome. But whether your vet has a fancy modern stuff or old fashion stuff, make sure they use dental x-rays as part of the package otherwise, in my opinion, you're wasting your time and money.
While I consider dental x-rays a must, there are some other very cool things out there, such as bone graft materials to repair damage to the mouth whether from trauma or periodontal disease, special tests for detecting periodontal disease, miniplates for repair of jaw fractures ...
Our dogs certainly can get state-of-the-art dental care.
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