Originally Posted by COWCHICK77
I have had a vet ruin a horses mouth with a power float and my horse wasn't the only one he did it to. And I have heard people complain about a dentist they have used. That is why I suggested getting recommendations before choosing someone.(No matter if it is a vet, dentist or farrier)
The problems with a power float is that if the user isn't experienced enough they can essentially 'cook' the tooth by working on one area too long. The tooth can get too hot & then you'll have a bunch of problems.
Before a vet used one on my horse I voiced my concerns & asked many questions. She (the vet) answered all of them & was very careful to explain everything. I was still a pest during the process but it turned out well.
In a horse's mouth I would trust the feel of a hand over a visual inspection, especially with the back teeth, as sharp edges are easier to feel than see.