HorseVetDentist - Excellence In Equine Dentistry

Oral Examination Under Sedation
Oral Examination Under Sedation
A Detailed oral examination is an essential part of the whole dental examination. It is carried out on the mildly sedated horse and involves the use of good illumination, dental mirrors and dental probes. This allows any abnormalities to be detected, so that the appropriate treatment can be carried out.
Physical Health Examination : Head assessment
Physical Health Examination : Head assessment
as part of the routine health examination, the external structures of the head are checked for any abnormalities to the bone, muscles, and skin which can reflect dental disease.
Physical Health Examination : Cardiovascular assessment
Physical Health Examination : Cardiovascular assessment
Listening to the heart and lungs of your horse is a very important part of the health check. This allows for the safe use of sedative drugs.
ONLY A VETERINARY SURGEON IS ALLOWED TO SEDATE YOUR HORSE AND HE/SHE HAS THE KNOWLEDGE TO ASSIST YOUR HORSE IN THE RARE EVENT OF A REACTION TO SEDATION.

Keep your horse safe - do NOT allow any other person to administer sedation drugs to your horse
The Dental Examination : assessing jaw movement
The Dental Examination : assessing jaw movement
Once sedated, the degree of movement in the jaw is assessed. These measurements give an indication of the ability of the horse to chew properly. They also identify the ability to maintain good head carriage / frame - this is especially important in performance / competition horses and is often a measurement we use when carrying out performance dentistry
Portasafe Stocks
Portasafe Stocks
The specially designs Portasafe Stocks provide a very safe environment for you horse whilst having the necessary dental procedures carried out.
Horses are very happy to enter the stocks and are able to rest safely against the stocks during the procedure.
Mobile Dentistry Unit
Mobile Dentistry Unit
The HorseVetDentist provides a completely mobile service using the Portasafe Stocks that are easily transported to your agistment or home property.
Dental Disease -Rostral Hook On Upper Cheek Tooth
Dental Disease -Rostral Hook On Upper Cheek Tooth
This is an example of a severe overgrowth of the upper cheek teeth - often seen when the first upper & lower cheek teeth are not equally apposed and therefore uneven wear occurs.
The hook needs to be reduced in size, but this may take a number of treatments over six months to bring it back to its normal size safely without exposing a pulp chamber/nerve supply of the tooth.
Dental Disease -Lacerated Cheek Gum
Dental Disease -Lacerated Cheek Gum
Correct "Bit Seating" is essential in performance / competition horses where there is a lot of bit contact whilst in work. Bit seating carefully angles the front cheek teeth to prevent the cheek gum becoming caught between the bit and the tooth -this would have been an extremely PAINFUL mouth!!
Dental Disease - Sharp Enamel Points
Dental Disease - Sharp Enamel Points
Sharp Enamel Points are a very common finding in a horse's mouth. They can cause signficant discomfort and pain and drastically effect your horse's performance and response.
Dental Correction : Removal of Sharp Enamel Points
Dental Correction : Removal of Sharp Enamel Points
"Floating" removes the sharp enamel points from the edges of the upper and lower teeth (as shown in this photograph).
Dental Disease - Cheek Ulcers
Dental Disease - Cheek Ulcers
Sharp Enamel Points can cause severe gum ulceration and this leads to discomfort and pain in your horses mouth. Performance can also be greatly compromised.

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