Routine and Remedial Dental Care
Routine and remedial dental care is essential in order to optimise the health, welfare and performance of our horses. Dr Gavin Hamer, senior clinician at Bury Farm, is passionate about dentistry and as part of our commitment to high quality Equine care we are proud to offer advanced dental procedures such as diastema treatment. Diastemata (gaps between the teeth) occur commonly, particularly in older horses and ponies, and can lead to painful secondary dental and gum disease. With the aid of specialist equipment such as our oroscope, coupled with Gavin’s experience and expertise, we are able to offer treatment options for even the most severe cases.
We are proud of the reputation we have built up over a number of years for equine dentistry and particularly enjoy the more complicated cases! We have excellent working relationships with equine dental technicians across the region and are happy to accept referrals from technicians and owners alike. Dr Gavin Hamer has a wealth of experience in extraction of teeth in the standing patient with the support of our surgical team and full theatre facilities whenever required all under one roof. We accept referrals for other procedures including diastema widening, overgrowth reduction with power tools, extraction of ‘blind’ wolf teeth and diagnostic imaging. We are happy to work alongside technicians and are keen for them to be involved in the management and follow ups on all our referral cases.
The majority of dental surgery focuses on extraction of fractured or infected teeth and our expertise and facilities allow smooth transition through diagnosis to extraction and aftercare. Most teeth are extracted in the standing patient under sedation to limit any complications and risk to our patients although a small proportion of cases may undergo dental repulsion or buccotomy under general anaesthesia if required. Aftercare in our state of the art hospital facility to enable sinus lavage and monitoring can dramatically improve the prognosis and optimise recovery rates after surgery.