horse dentistry

Dentistry

Horses have hypsodont teeth—their enamel extends beyond the gum line which is continuously erupting. This provides extra material for wear and tear. Because each horse's teeth wear differently, it's best to have an annual dentistry checkup to determine whether their teeth need to be floated or not. Having an annual checkup is the only way to prevent dental problems. If the horse has uneven wear or missing teeth, it will most likely result in pain and discomfort. This can lead to weight loss, bit and riding issues, and difficulty in eating grain. Dr. Fouts uses PowerFloat® tools, a leader in equine dentistry equipment.