The equine tooth continues to erupt throughout the life of the horse. As the teeth are in wear, sharp points form and can cause uncomfortable ulcers in the mouth. Because of this, annual dental examinations are recommended to locate and correct problems before they start. We correct dental problems by floating, or filing down, the sharp points of the tooth and aligning any abnormal molar occlusion. If you notice your horse chewing abnormally, losing weight, dropping food, head shaking, or resisting the bit, these may be signs that your horse needs a corrective float. More subtle problems may prevent the performance athlete from flexing, bending or reaching his full potential.
We have modern motorized dental equipment, hand floats and oral speculums to allow good visualization of the oral cavity. Our dental services include a thorough examination of the teeth and gums, floating, incisor reduction, hook removal, molar alignment, bite adjustment, wolf tooth removal, bit seats and tooth extractions. All dental services are performed under standing sedation with the horses head in a natural position.