Why Consult a Dentist / Oral Surgeon

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Dental Radiographic Diagnosis
Asymmetry of Root Canal

A cardiologist cannot practice without a stethoscope nor can a Veterinary Dentist practice without the use of oral radiography. It is of paramount importance for the Veterinarian to correlate the radiographic findings with what one sees as abnormal during the visual inspection of the oral cavity. Radiography has application in all the subspecialties of dentistry and oral surgery. For example, It is important in determining the loss of bone in periodontal disease. In diseases that involve the inside or endodontics of the tooth, radiology must be used to determine the extent of disease as well the success of the treatment.

Feline Resorptive Lesion

Root canal therapy requires exact radiographic placement of the cleaning files. Orthopedics of the jaw requires radiographs to determine the severity of the jaw fracture and the postoperative realignment of the bone fragments. The extent of cancers spread can only be radiographically assessed. Radiography can pick up any evidence of either bone breakdown (lysis), or missing or displaced teeth -- either of which can indicate a destructive disease process.

Feline Odontoma Non-erupted Canine Tooth

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