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Why animals need daily oral care?!

   |  August 27, 2020

According to veterinary clinical statistics, the morbidity of periodontal diseases is about 85% in veterinary clinic, among which the morbidity of periodontitis and dental calculus is 60%+. It means that in veterinary clinics, for every 10 cases received, 8 of them are in need of professional oral care.

Dental patients often experience considerable fear, anxiety, stress, pain, and suffering. There is an association shown between periodontal disease and systemic health parameters, and in human medicine, the presence of chronic inflammation associated with periodontitis has been recognized to likely negatively impact overall systemic health. The systemic spread of inflammatory mediators and cytokines and bacterial endotoxins from periodontal pathogens can impact the vascular system throughout the body and even cause histological changes in distant organs.

In a word, compromised dental health can affect a pet’s overall health, longevity, quality of life, and interaction with its owner. It’s is essential to pay attention to animal oral health.

The diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases are inseparable.

Diagnosis is Important

Only after the patient has been anesthetized can a complete and thorough oral evaluation be successfully performed.1 The comprehensive examination includes a tooth-by-tooth visual examination, probing, mobility assessment, radiographic examination, and oral exam charting.

It is imperative that the practitioner recognizes that an anesthetized oral examination with intraoral radiography is necessary for complete assessment of oral health. One study found that 28% of grossly normal teeth in dogs actually had clinically important findings radiographically, and a similar study in cats reported 42% of grossly normal teeth demonstrated clinically important radiographic findings.2,3  Without intraoral radiography, the full extent of disease can easily be underestimated, leading to inappropriate treatment recommendations and failure to detect painful disease conditions.

In order to maximize patient benefits, full-mouth intraoral dental radiographs are necessary to avoid missing inapparent pathology and to establish the patient’s baseline. At a minimum, pre- and postextraction intraoral dental radiographs are essential. Although the interpretation of full-mouth radiographs may risk overtreatment of coincidental findings, it has been well documented that more clinically relevant pathology can only be identified radiographically.

Now, RWD launches two new pet oral X-ray systems: mobile oral X-ray systems and portable oral X-ray systems— Clearer image, more accurate diagnosis

1、 D-X8V Mobile Veterinary Dental X-ray:

  • Using the international advanced technology, efficient integrated design
  • Microcomputer intelligent control, not only remote controlled exposure
  • Micro focus technology, much more clear image
  • More powerful function of low voltage alarm and high voltage protection
  • High heat capacity tube to meet uninterrupted exposure shooting needs

2、 D-X2V Portable Veterinary Dental X-ray:

  • Small size • Light weight • Portable
  • With memory storage function, only one exposure can permanently memorize the exposure parameters
  • 0.4mm * 0.4mm dual focus configuration, which makes the image clearer and the diagnosis more accurate
  • High-frequency power supply • Low radiation • Good-looking appearance
  • Can use light-room dental film, imaging in one minute

3、 CMOS Image Sensor For X-Ray

  • Pixel Size: 18.5×18.5μm
  • True Line Pair Resolution: 12~ 14lp/mm
  • Total Active Pixels: 1600×1200 pixels
  • Digital Bit Options: 12-bit、14-bit, 16-bit
  • Platform Drive: Windows\MAC\Linux
  • Software for different applications is available and can be customized

D-Pro— A Professional Dental Unit

Sharp tools make good work. It is essential to have a professional dental unit for animal dental treatment.

D-Pro veterinary dental unit provides a variety of functions for veterinarians, such as grinding, polishing, cutting and scaling, and makes daily animal oral health work easy and efficient.

D-Pro dental unit can…

  • Effectively shorten the treatment time to reduce work pressure and alleviate occupational diseases.
  • Shorten the treatment time to reduce the risk of anesthesia.
  • Reduce the damage to the alveolar bone and oral mucosa caused by the violent extraction of teeth only with surgical instruments, and reduce the risk of residual roots.
  • Provide more flexible dental treatment programs.

Dental units and X-ray machines are essential equipments in veterinary dental diagnosis and treatment.


  1. American Veterinary Medical Association. Veterinary Dentistry Policy. (Available at: Veterinary-Dentistry.aspx. Accessed April 8, 2018.)
  2. Verstraete FJ, Kass PH, Terpak CH. Diagnostic value of full-mouth radiography in dogs. Am J Vet Res 1998;59(6):686–91.
  3. Verstraete FJ, Kass PH, Terpak CH. Diagnostic value of full-mouth radiography in cats. Am J Vet Res 1998;59(6):692–5.

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