If your horse’s previous dental care has consisted of simply floating the teeth the chances are great other problems may exist. Problems that may eventually result in tooth loss such as periodontal disease. These diseases can cause extreme discomfort and deterioration of the overall health of the horse. To identify these problems you have to perform a complete oral exam each time the horse’s teeth are worked on. Unless you look for the problems you will not find them!
Regular floating of your horse’s teeth no longer constitutes comprehensive dental care. Modern instrumentation and medications allow for treatment and preventative maintenance. It is advantageous to the overall health of the horse, as well as to the oral cavity. Preventing unnecessary tooth loss is much less expensive than the eventual cost of extraction and the maintenance of a specialized diet for a horse missing one or more cheek teeth.
To achieve optimal athletic performance you need to maintain the optimal performance of the teeth. If you would like to learn more about what you can do to advance your horse’s dental health Call Dr. Yahya Omar (BVSc hons) on 0415 588 948 (ONLY FOR DENTAL & VETERINARY WORK).
Where’s the Value in Dentistry performed by Omar’s Veterinary Equine Dental Services?
Dr Omar is an equine vet who works in and around Brisbane, QLD, spending the majority of his time performing dentistry on all breeds of horses, ponies and miniatures.
Dr Omar is a member of the Australian Equine Veterinary Association (AEVA) and attends postgraduate training regularly in Australia to continually upgrade and further his passion and knowledge in equine dentistry.
With Omar’s Veterinary Equine Dental Services you don’t just get a professional horse dentist, you get a full veterinary service as well. He is taking the veterinary profession into a new era. The cutting edge in Equine Dentistry.
As in human dentistry, we really appreciate the need to perform a thorough examination of the mouth, both feeling, looking with the aid of bright lights and mirrors, and smelling. Imagine going to a human dentist who worked in a dark room and just felt around inside your mouth whilst you wriggled around in the chair all stressed out! Would you be confident they detected ALL of the problems going on?
We sedate the horse so that they are relaxed and remain still. OVEDS uses a combination of sedatives and pain relief, along with nerve blocks, to ensure the horse is comfortable and develops no bad memories. As the horse is safely supported in the portable stocks, the risk of them staggering or falling is almost zero. With the horse calm and the mouth thoroughly rinsed out, the entire mouth’s gums, teeth, tongue, palate, etc, can be evaluated. From there, the problems can be discovered and treated.