Digital radiography is a powerful diagnostic tool used to detect dental disorders and injuries. A quick and painless process, radiology uses a controlled dose of x-ray radiation to examine your pet’s mouth, using the varying densities of its contents (teeth, gums, ligaments, etc.) to construct a composite image. This digital readout highlights any present abnormalities, allowing diagnosis and treatment to commence.
Veterinary dental x-rays are commonly used to identify tooth decay and cavities, malignant dental structures, bone loss and other periodontal diseases. Board-certified veterinary radiologists review all East Padden dental x-rays to ensure accuracy.
As the Vancouver metropolitan area’s veterinary leader, the Dental Center at East Padden utilizes updated digital radiograph technology. Digital x-rays require much lower doses of radiation and are processed almost instantly, becoming available for examination more quickly than traditional radiographs and improving pet safety.