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Malocclusions, or incorrect tooth positioning, can cause uneven wear patterns and have a poor impact on periodontal health, leading to severe oral illness. Before receiving dental care, your horse should get a thorough oral examination, which can be aided by anesthesia, a speculum, a light, and a mirror or camera. Specific therapy procedures will be guided by the information gathered during the evaluation. Dental flotation removes sharp, uneven points from the cheek teeth and modifies the chewing surfaces as needed. Periodontal disease should be addressed if it is present when your horse is sedated to have his teeth floated.