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Taylor Mobile Veterinary Dentistry offers a full range of
dental services to horse owners as well as referrals and consultations
for veterinarians.

These services include:

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Routine Dentals

Routine dentals are the most effective way to ensure a horse's teeth are kept in the best condition possible.
Dr Taylor recommends at least a yearly exam for adult horses, while younger horses, or those with special dental needs will require more frequent visits to maintain optimum health and comfort for the horse.

waveCorrective Dentistry

Horses with a tendency to develop hooks, ramps, waves, or other abnormalities of wear (malocclusions) will need special treatment to reduce or fix the condition and restore proper conformation and alignment to the mouth. These conditions are best addressed earlier than later, and, once corrected, may require some continued adjustments year to year to maintain optimum health.

rad_fx109Extractions

Tooth extractions in the horse may be considered a routine procedure (such as a wolf tooth extraction in a young horse) or as a therapy for certain types of dental disease.  Conditions such as an infected or broken tooth, or severe periodontal disease my necessitate
removal of the tooth.

incisor_carriesRestorations

Horses can get cavities in their teeth, just like humans.  If caught in time, these cavities can be treated by "filling" or restoring the tooth.  Restorations can prevent an infection from happening, often saving the tooth from having to be extracted in the future.  As with most things, early detection and treatment is crucial.

perio_dzPeriodontal Treatments

Periodontal disease can be one of the most painful and potentially debilitating dental conditions for a horse.  It generally becomes more common as a horse gets older, but young horses can be affected also.  If caught in its early stages, treatment can be very successful, often reversing or eliminating the condition altogether. If allowed to progress without treatment, however, severe
periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss.

incisor_exp_pulpEndodontic Therapy

Endodontic therapy involves treatments of the tooth's pulp and pulp canal.  In situations where the pulp has become exposed (often due to a cavity or fracture), the pulp can be "capped" to prevent further damage to the tooth.  Sometimes the pulp, due to infection or trauma, will die, and the canal can be filled (pulp canal procedure). If done in a timely manner, these therapies can prevent loss of the affected tooth.

 

To inquire about any of these services, or if you have general
questions, please feel free to contact me.

 
 

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