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VETERINARY SERVICES

Equine Dentistry

We place a premium on dental health since the mouth and teeth are so critical for overall health.
Equine Dentistry

VETERINARY SERVICES

Equine Dentistry in Bella Vista, CA

Your North State Equine Services

Equine Dentistry

Horses require a different type of preventative dental care than dogs, cats, or humans. Horse teeth erupt at a pace of 2 to 3 millimeters every year. This means that the teeth continue to develop into the mouth and must wear down at the same rate by grinding on coarse fibrous food.

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.