Dental and Dental X-Rays
We have been very fortunate to have a long history of vets interested in dentistry and have had our dental x-ray unit for many years. Dental x-rays are built into the cost of all our dentals and are an essential tool for us for a number of reasons. One they mean we can be as confident as possible that we are performing all the work needed at the time of the dental (being able to pick up disease below the level of the gum line) and two help us to perform our dentals as safely as possible by knowing exactly what we are facing below the gum line.
This alongside our modern dentistry equipment and many years of experience between our veterinary surgeons and nurses puts us in the position to offer the best care possible for your pet during their dental. We also have fixed price Dental procedures to help avoid some of the financial surprises that can occur when we are better able to inspect your pets teeth when they are under their anaesthetic.
We have recently invested in a new ultrasound machine and probes. It allows us to look at the internal structures in the chest, abdomen and even eyes! Examples of things we regularly look for are stones in bladder, checking for fluid in the abdomen or chest, looking at the valves in hearts to investigate some types of heart murmur. We can even use it to guide us to take urine samples directly from the bladder or samples from abdominal organs. We are able to take and save pictures as well as videos should we need. Whilst a pet is having an ultrasound performed our nurses will hold them on their side on a comfortable bed as being shown in the photo.
Our x-ray machine is a very important piece of equipment which is used daily at the clinic. An x-ray is a 2D black and white image which is used to investigate a wide range of conditions. It helps us diagnosis orthopaedic conditions, looks for objects dogs may have eaten, as well as being critical for investigating thoracic (chest) and abdominal conditions). It is a non-painful procedure but our furry patients more often than not need to be sedated/ anaesthetised for x-rays so that they remain still, as they do have to be in some unusual positions so we can get a diagnostic image.