Dental care is one of the most evolving components of an equine preventative medicine program. At CEH we emphasize preventative dental care for all our patients, young and old alike. The center of a quality preventative program is routine oral examinations using a full mouth speculum, light source and 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. Our doctors routinely perform procedures such as wolf tooth extraction and bit seats to better serve our performance horse clientele. All doctors 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 the addition of computed radiography, we can now perform dental radiographs to help diagnose and better treat our patients with complex dental disease. For our most complex cases our doctors consult and work directly with an equine veterinary dental specialist