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.
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 […]
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 […]
Problem: 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 […]
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].
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