East West Veterinary Care - Equine Dental Care

Equine Dental Services

Safe and Effective Dental Care for Your Horse

East West Veterinary Care provides complete, professional equine dental services for the comfort and health of your horse.

Equine dentistry services include:

  • Oral Examination
    Complete evaluation including the back of the mouth, palpating teeth to assess oral health and looking for periodontal diseases
  • Floating
    The process of smoothing sharp enamel points in teeth formed by normal teeth growth and grinding of food
  • Tooth Extraction
    Removal of loose or broken teeth
  • Chiropractic Adjustment of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
    To relieve stress and correct alignment in the jaw joint
  • Geriatric Dentistry
    Extra gentle handling for older horses who are more likely to have dental problems
  • Dental X-rays
    On-site x-rays to see infected or diseased teeth, sinus diseases, tumors or wolf tooth fragments

Common Signs of Equine Dental Problems

Horses are grazing animals and grind their teeth to chew. Proper dental care is of the utmost importance for extracting the most nutrition from their food and maintaining proper body weight.

Horses can’t verbally tell you they’re in pain chewing, but they sure can communicate it. Signs that a horse may need to have its teeth examined include:

  • Dropping feed
  • Avoiding grain
  • Rotating head to position grain for more comfortable chewing
  • Foul smell in the oral cavity
  • Nasal discharge
  • Weight loss
  • Bit evasion and resistance
  • Unbalanced or one-sided when ridden
  • Facial swelling
  • Undigested oats or corn in manure

Be sure to take care of your horse’s teeth so they can eat happily and perform their best. Give your horse a reason to smile by scheduling a dental exam from East West Veterinary Care.

Floating horse's teeth with power drill

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