What Lies Beneath: Dental Radiology Survival Guide
Dental radiography is one of the most important diagnostic tools available to the veterinarian. Knowledge of normal radiographic anatomy is essential for correct diagnosis of disease and for monitoring disease progression. Pathological radiographic changes are usually discrete and therefore clarity and detail are essential. For a dental radiograph to be used for diagnostic purposes it should be an accurate representation of the size and shape of the tooth and root without superimposition of adjacent structures. Case presentations on commonly seen clinical and dental radiology pathology will be presented with interactive discussions including but not limited to periodontal disease, endodontic disease, missing, impacted and embedded teeth, fractured, discolored and malformed teeth as well as the importance of pre and post extraction radiographs will be reviewed and discussed.
- Identify normal dental radiology
- Identify common clinical dental disease and associated radiographic changes
- Treat dental disease by identifying clinically pathology and interpreting properly