Problem: 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 fluid, the nasal discharge started.
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 a young horse, before it […]
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 extraction: Intra oral radiographs are […]
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 from spreading to the rest […]