At West Hempstead Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer digital dental radiology.
About 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of dental disease by the age of 3—a disease that will only worsen if left untreated. In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection. During a dental procedure, we take radiographs (x-rays) of your pet’s upper and lower jaws to see the health of the bone and the roots of the teeth, just like your dentist does for you during a check-up. With this information, we can better assess the treatment your pet needs to maintain a healthy mouth.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at West Hempstead Animal Hospital, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us at (516) 483-9720 today to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.
Advanced Digital X-rays
At West Hempstead Animal Hospital in West Hempstead, NY, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs. In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pet’s body that we otherwise could not see. It’s a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illnesses.
The images produced by digital radiography are of much better quality than film radiographs and can be manipulated digitally, giving us the best possible radiographic information to help us diagnose your pets.
The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pets with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.