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    12-29-2007, 10:11 PM

Hey if a horses maxilla is a little low in the back and the crown of the first molar is tilted up would that hurt the horse? Or will those teeth just fall out.
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    12-30-2007, 08:58 PM

Bear with me as I am trying to picture what you are saying. The maxilla, if referring to the top half of the skull or head of the horse, sits low in the back? (I am curious to see a pic to have a better picture of what you mean) and the crown of 1st molar(upper or lower?) tilt upward you say? Is it the whole crown? Just the front of the tooth??(ramp or hook) Just the rear of the tooth? Does the angle go towards the tongue(lingual) or towards the outside(buccal)? At any rate, depending on the age of the horse, I would say have his teeth looked at. If its a fairly young horse and over 5, then no, these teeth are not just going to fall out. They are his permanent molars for his lifetime. If he is old, then eventually they will expire, but still, have the horse looked at by a qualified equine dentist. Hope this helps I would be happy to discuss this more with you
    12-30-2007, 10:38 PM
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I would call and ask the vet or if yo could get me a picture of it off the net or sumthing maybe I could or someone could help you better?
    12-31-2007, 12:37 PM
Yeah the molar in front is pushed up in the maxilla.

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