Equine dentistry has changed tremendously in the last ten years. With the advent of power instruments and improved ability to examine the horses mouth, we are finding many dental abnormalities that were once overlooked – and treating them! Words such as wave mouth, back molar ramps and pre-molar hooks are working into the horse owners vocabulary as our training and dental services improve. The dental examination can detect potential problems such as over bites and wolf teeth in younger horses, or issues that can affect eating and performance throughout their lives as they age. ┬áPlease be prepared to have your horse sedated in order for us to fully examine and work in their mouth. Most horses should have a dental exam once a year, and some need it at 6-month intervals if there are abnormal arcades.