Dental X-rays can save your pet from ongoing painful conditions or save them having painful procedures that are unnecessary.
A case that proves the point
The X-ray you see above is from a cat that we did a dental on a couple of weeks ago. Just from an examination under anaesthetic I knew that most of the teeth would need to come out. You might think if you're taking the teeth out anyway what's the point in x-raying them?
xrays allow us to visualise the roots of the teeth, see where they are, and in some cases if they still exist.