Friday, March 8, 2013

Veterinary Highlights: Digital Dental Radiography

The importance of good oral care for our dogs goes way beyond healthy mouths.

Healthy mouths are important for healthy bodies.

But how healthy is your dog's mouth? A study in the American Journal of Veterinary Research found that almost 30% of dogs whose mouths were clinically normal actually had significant problems under the gumline. What can be hiding from plain sight? Root abscesses, fractures, jaw bone loss and even cancer!

How do you treat something you can't see?

You can't. First you have to find the problem, then you can treat it. That's where radiology comes in. However, the traditional way of taking oral x-rays is quite cumbersome.

But what if you could replace dental x-ray film with digital sensors?

Oh yeah, baby. Now a full set of mouth radiographs can be done easily in less than 15 minutes. And that's not the only advantage!

Source article:
High Tech Vision Looks Deep Into Your Pet’s Mouth

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