Normal Canine Dental Radiographs
I thought you might be interested in seeing what a set of normal dog dental radiographs looks like. This post contains the intra-oral dental radiographic images captured from a four-year-old, 30 kg dog with no radiographically-detectable dental pathology. In other words, this is a really boring set of radiographs and that is what we hope all of our patient will have. For orientations I have labelled each tooth with it Modified Triadan number as illustrated in the dental chart below. Also, note that each image is oriented properly and is posted in a logical order for ease of interpretation.
These images were using a Gendex 770, wall-mounted dental x-ray generator, a Scan-X computed radiography (CR) system with size 4 and size 2 phosphor sensor plates (PSPs) and Metron image software. By using the CR system, I am able to do a whole-mouth study in a large dog with just 12 exposures and we get nice “picture window” views. This is in contrast to what is achievable with the size 2 sensors of a digital radiographic system.
The images are not perfect in that some of the sensor plates have minor scratches and there is some “cone-cut” but it is an example of a good whole-mouth pre-op study with the images properly oriented and presented (in an order that makes sense).
I have also created a pdf version of this if you would like to save it and/or print it for sharing around the clinic – pdf version.
And here is the link to a similar post of normal feline intra-oral dental radiographs – Normal Feline Dental Radiographs – Vet Dent Edu