Dental care is an evolving component of an equine preventative medicine program. At SEVS we emphasize preventative dental care for all of our patients. A quality oral health program is centered around routine oral examinations under light standing sedation using a full mouth speculum, light source and a dental mirror.
“Floating,” a term used to describe the removal of sharp enamel points, is performed under standing sedation with the aid of motorized dental equipment (PowerfloatTM) and head rests. We routinely perform procedures such as wolf tooth extraction, and we have advanced training in the correction of common dental abnormalities such as malocclusions, incisor bite mal-alignments, wavemouth, periodontal disease and other oral diseases.
With our digital radiography unit, we can also perform dental radiographs on the farm to help diagnose and better treat our patients with complex dental disease. For our most complex cases we consult and work directly with an equine veterinary dental specialist.