Molar grew over wolf tooth...anyone dealt with this?
So, I have a 7 year old Thoroughbred mare, Sasha, who I've owned for a year as of last week. Her teeth were floated days before I bought her. Well, lately she developed a sensitivity to the left rein, shaking her head and getting terribly irritated by it. My trainer suggested it might be a sore tooth, and we were going to call the vet out for a floating anyways, so we went ahead and did it.
Sure enough she had some sharp edges, and a weird bump right where the wolf tooth would go on her left side, and nothing on the right. Weird. The vet came back yesterday, (he came out last Thursday) for X-Rays of this bump. It appeared to be her wolf tooth, which was weird because she's 7, and there was nothing on her right side, suggesting it was removed.
Either way, the vet said he will just remove it, which would require a little work because it was still submerged in her gum a bit, but it wouldn't be too bad. Well. He started working on it, and it became clear it had grown weirdly, a little bit further back and to the side of where it should have grown. Her molar then grew around the wolf tooth, trapping it. For some reason, it didn't cause a huge issue until now. The vet was working on it for an hour, trying to get it out, and Sash kept needing more sedation, being a very nervy, hot, horse, because she kept getting nervous and trying to pull back from the setup she was in, etc. After an hour, the vet admitted he did not think he could get it without a huge struggle, and he said he was sending the X-Rays to a specialist, because the further he got, the weirder the situation was. So, her X-Rays were sent to Cornell University.
I had to soak her grain for her dinner several hours later because she was having trouble eating, and I'm supposed to flush her mouth with salt water for the next few days.
Has anyone ever had anything like this? How did it end up?
Oh cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.