Left Sided Nasal Discharge


DSC00526Problem: Left sided nasal discharge. Discharge had an odor and was yellow-green in color. Oral examination revealed a saggital fracxture of the last left upper cheek tooth. The root of this tooth communicates with the sinus, causing a secondary sinusitis. Once the sinus was full of […]

Left Sided Nasal Discharge2017-07-05T14:09:04+00:00

Packing Food in Between Teeth


Problem: Packing food in between cheek teeth on upper left side. Horse may have bad breath.

Solution: Food needs to be removed and underlying gum tissue needs to be visually and radiographically evaluated.

Packing Food in Between Teeth2017-06-26T15:18:50+00:00

Calculus on Lower Right Canine


Problem: Calculus on lower right canine

Solution: Remove using dental forceps. Mild gingivitis may develop underneath the calculus that will resolve on its own.

Calculus on Lower Right Canine2015-11-17T15:02:59+00:00

Very Tall Tooth


Problem: Very tall tooth [step] shown on left. Normal mouth shown on right where all of the teeth are the same height.

Solution: Tooth needs to be reduced in stages to prevent pulp exposure. A tooth this tall may not ever be level to the rest of the teeth […]

Very Tall Tooth2017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Numerous Expired Cheek Teeth


Problem: Numerous expired cheek teeth [enamel in the center of the tooth has worn down to the gum line, thus reducing the horse’s surface area for chewing hay. A normal age related change].  The picture to the right is a view of a the teeth of […]

Numerous Expired Cheek Teeth2017-07-02T01:49:37+00:00

Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis


Problem: Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis. A non infectious process that commonly affects the incisors, starting with the corners and moving towards the midline, and causes these teeth to become loose or even fracture. Radiographs are needed to evaluate what is happening below the gum line. This disease can be quite painful.

Solution: Standing oral […]

Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis2017-07-05T14:14:29+00:00

Discolored Central Incisors


prob3bProblem: Discolored central incisors. Most likely secondary to trauma that led to death of the outer enamel and dentin of these teeth.

Solution: Diseased enamel and dentin removed. Composite restoration placed to prevent further decay. Although the esthetics of the composite needs improvement, it is preventing further decay […]

Discolored Central Incisors2017-07-05T14:15:44+00:00

Hooks on First Cheek Teeth


Problem: Hooks on first maxillary [upper] cheek teeth [06s]. These will limit the jaw’s rostral-caudal motion.

Solution: Reduction of hook: will be done in stages if large to prevent exposure of underlying pulp tissue [Occlusal adjustment].

Hooks on First Cheek Teeth2017-06-26T15:19:48+00:00

Oral Ulcers


Problem: Oral ulcers: Horses can get ulcers on their cheeks and tongue secondary to the presence of sharp enamel points.

Solution: Routine removal of the sharp enamel points on the outside of the upper cheek teeth will allow the ulcers to heal

Oral Ulcers2016-08-30T16:04:58+00:00