Murphy is a 5-year-old Shih Tzu that was adopted by his owners when his show career was over. During Murphy’s first check up at Animal Care Clinic, Dr. Evans noticed that he still had some of his baby teeth and he had a lot of dental tartar causing gum infections. A few days later, Dr. Greenberg created a custom anesthetic plan, so that Murphy could be safely anesthetized for his periodontal therapy and digital dental x-rays. Digital dental x-ray is one of the things that make Animal Care Clinic an exemplary veterinary dental facility.  It allowed Dr. Greenberg to see Murphy’s teeth and the surrounding bone in much greater detail. With the help of the digital dental x-rays, Dr. Greenberg was able to determine that Murphy needed several extractions to maintain pain free oral health. Murphy is a happy guy in his new home and with his new and improved smile!