Equine Dental Services

Oral Examinations

A thorough oral examination is the basis for quality dental care and requires, at a minimum,  adequate sedation, a bright light, full mouth speculum, and a mirror.  If we can’t see a problem we can’t diagnose it, if we don’t diagnose it, we can’t treat it.  Here are photos of an “exam” without the required elements and one with them.

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If you went to your dentist and he didn’t ask you to open your mouth, use a light, or a mirror, and  just rubbed a finger on your teeth, what would you think of the quality of that exam?  Why would you do that to your horse?

Routine Maintenance/Equilibration/Float

Radiography

Periodontal Treatment

Extractions

Complicated Extractions

Restoration (fillings)

Vital Pulpotomy

Root Canal Therapy

Crown Amputation