We firmly believe that the key to providing quality dental care is to first perform a thorough oral examination. This is done with the horse sedated and a speculum is used to open the horse’s mouth. This allows us to look at each tooth individually to identify any abnormalities or problems within your horse’s mouth.
Routine dental care is essential to your horse’s health. Through skilled floating we can achieve occlusal equilibration or ‘a balanced mouth’. This is the term used to describe the smoothing of enamel points, correcting malocclusion, balancing of dental arcades and correcting other dental problems.
An annual dental exam and appropriate teeth floating will help to prevent periodontal disease as well as ensuring any abnormalities are identified and addressed in a timely fashion.
• Sharp enamel points causing lacerations of the cheek or tongue
• Retained caps in younger horses
• Hooks on molars
• Abnormal or uneven bite plains (wave, ramp or step mouth)
• Periodontal (gum) disease
• Incisor abnormalities (uneven or unlevel incisors) that can impede molar occlusion
• Dental Radiography
• Molar & Incisor tooth extractions
• Appropriate sedation is administered by a licensed veterinarian.
• The correct equipment is used in an appropriate manner.
• Any medication required can be prescribed and administered by a veterinarian.