Full-mouth dental radiographs are still the golden standard of imaging in veterinary dentistry, especially if the animal is presented for the first time, or if the clinical condition has changed significantly since the previous visit. Without obtaining dental radiographs, there is a great chance to miss clinically important findings and poorly treat the patient.
To offer the best possible veterinary dental care to the patients, a well-trained veterinarian must also have appropriate equipment.
Oronasal fistula is an acquired communication between the oral and nasal cavities. The most common cause of an oronasal fistula in dogs is advanced periodontal disease.
Persistent deciduous teeth, fractured deciduous teeth and deciduous teeth causing traumatic malocclusion are all indications for the deciduous teeth to be removed to relieve pain and infection in puppies and kittens.
Dental wear may result in endodontic disease, therefore all teeth affected with wear should be closely examined and radiographed.
In dogs, we may find that permanent teeth are missing on the oral examination. Complete oral examination and dental radiographs under general anaesthesia are recommended to determine the nature of the problem.
Full-mouth dental radiographs are still the golden standard of imaging in veterinary dentistry.