Veterinary dental radiology: Detecting and interpreting pathology*
Veterinary dental radiology
Veterinary dental radiography is an integral part of the provision of dental services for small animal patients. Interpreting dental radiographs can initially be challenging. However, by adopting a systematic approach to interpretation, the clinician can be confi dent in being able to identify normal structures and their variations, and also pathological changes. By assessing the anatomical form and structure of the tooth, followed by the periodontal health, endodontic health and finally bone health, the clinician is more likely to detect all signifi cant changes. The patient obviously benefits as all relevant pathology is detected and treated in an optimal manner. This article describes the common pathological changes detected in dental radiographs of canine and feline patients with veterinary dental radiology.
All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:
Rachel Perry BSc, BVM&S, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery), Dip.EVDC, MRCVS. European Diplomate Veterinary Dentistry