Digital Dental X-rays
Digital dental X-rays are an instrumental part of every pet dental cleaning at Neighborhood Veterinary Centers. Like an iceberg, more than half of every tooth lies hidden beneath the gum line—and in this unseen place, bacteria does irreversible damage to the root, its ligaments, and the surrounding jaw bone. Meanwhile, above the gum line, the visible crown can look picture-perfect, and give no indication of the painful disease below.
At NVC, we rely on digital dental X-rays to provide a comprehensive picture of each tooth above and below the gum line, as well as in relation to its neighboring teeth and bone. All X-rays are reviewed by your pet’s veterinarian and used to direct their oral cavity exam, when all oral structures are evaluated and probed for anomaly or disease.