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KylieHuitema 11-04-2013 06:31 PM

I am completely baffled (teeth)
 
So here I am, trying to get Flame to give to the bit, when all she is doing is throwing her head and shaking it. I worked at getting her to give me one round, calm circle, but it just wouldn't happen in the half hour I was on her back asking. I hopped off and decided to feel in her mouth. I just opened her lips and about crapped my pants. Can someone please tell me why there is a giant hook left on her tooth? It's like this on both sides, and I'm just trying to figure out why a dentist would see this as acceptable, when t is sitting there, constantly pressed into her tongue. Please tell me I'm not crazy and that I do see a huge problem here.
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ToManyHorsesAndOnePony 11-04-2013 09:29 PM

Needs to be floated.... maybe diff dentist?

KylieHuitema 11-04-2013 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ToManyHorsesAndOnePony (Post 4026473)
Needs to be floated.... maybe diff dentist?

Thing is, supposedly she had been floated at her old home. What experienced dentist would allow this? I'm just completely baffled.. I've never seen something like this

Northernstar 11-04-2013 09:40 PM

Bafflement totally justified, but attention needed now, I'm afraid - after this is remedied, I'd definitely make a few calls and request an answer! For now, stay as focused as you are on your horse's immediate need.... hope she feels better! I'm sure she will :)

Left Hand Percherons 11-04-2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by KylieHuitema (Post 4026537)
Thing is, supposedly she had been floated at her old home. What experienced dentist would allow this? I'm just completely baffled.. I've never seen something like this

How long ago was that? Most vets are not experienced dentists and don't like doing teeth. Their work reflects that.

She doesn't have an opposing tooth so that hook is a result of just not having another surface grinding against it. She will always have a problem there.

KylieHuitema 11-04-2013 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons (Post 4026953)
How long ago was that? Most vets are not experienced dentists and don't like doing teeth. Their work reflects that.

She doesn't have an opposing tooth so that hook is a result of just not having another surface grinding against it. She will always have a problem there.

I got her 2 months ago, and the guy I got her from had her for about a year. He didn't say specifics on when, but this couldn't have just shown up overnight. As soon as I seen that, I about blew my top. I'm going to work on getting a dentist out here, I know 3 very good dentists that are for the horse's comfort.

I feel so bad for getting mad at her earlier when she was throwing her head and being a terror. No wonder why! At-least when I felt her teeth in the back, they weren't terribly sharp. I guess we will go back to riding in a halter for a while until the dentist comes out.

waresbear 11-05-2013 12:17 AM

An good equine dentist will ask you what kind of bit(s) you use and adjust the float for a proper bit seat. I noticed the better equine dentists also use stocks or an over head hoist to do a better job.

DuckDodgers 11-05-2013 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by KylieHuitema (Post 4026537)
Thing is, supposedly she had been floated at her old home. What experienced dentist would allow this? I'm just completely baffled.. I've never seen something like this

Supposedly? I'd question whether or not the horse has been done.

verona1016 11-05-2013 01:17 AM

I'd wager she hasn't been done in a long time. My horse is missing a bottom incisor and gets a hook on the top tooth but it doesn't get anywhere near that pronounced even after a year.
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KylieHuitema 11-05-2013 11:01 AM

I'm scheduling an appointment. I'm guessing, if she did have dentist work, they only worked on the back. Other then that, she hasn't been worked on in 10 years


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