Dental radiographs are a very important part of proper cleaning of our cat’s teeth. Cats develop resorptive lesions under the gum line that are very painful while the crowns (the part of the tooth we see) appear perfectly normal. Failure to provide full mouth radiographs when cleaning teeth leave many cats with painful mouths. We consider radiographs part of the standard of dental care for cats recommending dental radiographic evaluation when performing dental cleaning.