Macarthur Veterinary Group has digital X-ray machines in each clinic. We can very quickly take high-quality diagnostic radiographs of our patients whether they are big or small.
For the safety of your pet and our staff, sedation or general anaesthesia may be required to facilitate taking radiographs.
At Macarthur Veterinary Group, we are fortunate to employ the services of one of Australia’s leading radiologists, Dr. Robert Nicoll, Veterinary Imaging Specialist. Dr. Nicoll is able to perform ultrasounds and review x-rays. This not only allows continuing education for our Vets but also means that our patients benefit from a specialist opinion on their x-rays.
Next time your pet is in need of X-rays – feel free to ask us for a copy. We love demonstrating the benefits and capabilities of new digital X-ray equipment.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Veterinary dental radiographs allow us to see the area beneath our patients’ gum line, where up to 75% of tooth structure lies. By taking full mouth radiographs, we can more accurately diagnose very common problems such as abscessed or broken teeth.
We use digital dental x-rays to best visualize the teeth and surrounding structures. We know from published studies that up to 50% of abnormalities present in the mouth cannot be properly diagnosed without dental x-rays! Treating only the visible crowns of the teeth may not properly treat areas of bone loss or hidden infections. Without x-rays, many of our patients would suffer in silence with a painful mouth.
Many painful dental conditions may come on gradually and many owners of pets with painful mouths think that their pet is just “getting older,” or is a “little grumpy due to age.” Because our pets often don’t show obvious pain, x-rays allow us to identify problems much earlier – problems such as periodontal disease, tooth root abscesses, jaw fractures, tumours, etc. – and helps us plan for the appropriate treatment as well as monitoring the success of our treatment.
When these painful conditions are treated the improvement in the pet’s behaviour is often very noticeable.
Our goal is to improve the dental health and comfort of all our patients .. to ensure they live long, healthy pain-free lives.