A tooth is much like an iceberg floating in the ocean. You can only see the top portion of it. You have no idea how far down it goes, the thickness of it, or where it stops. Dental x-rays are so important in giving us the information we need to perform good medicine. Just like human dentists, we take mouth x-rays of your pet's teeth so we can evaluate the root and jawbone structure looking for abnormalities and bone loss. Our patients can't tell us what tooth hurts, but dental x-rays sure can. Often times dental x-rays have revealed abnormalities on otherwise healthy looking teeth, and patients are getting the care they need because of this wonderful technology.