Dental x-rays (radiographs) help our veterinarians evaluate the health of your pet's teeth by identifying the following problems beneath the gumline not seen by the naked eye: Tooth fractures. Retained deciduous teeth (baby teeth that failed to erupt at the proper time) Tooth root abscesses or infections.
Dental x-rays allow doctors to see what’s hidden from the human eye potentially saving your pet’s teeth or preventing further spread of infection.
Dental work should never be done without taking dental x-rays first. You wouldn’t give your dentist the thumbs up to do a filling or tooth extraction without taking and dental x-ray first. So why do that with your pet?
Take a look at the picture below as a good reminder that even though your pet’s teeth may look healthy from the outside, they may actually be infected and causing pain.