Routine and Remedial Dental Care
All our veterinary surgeons have a keen interest in equine dentistry and have received specific further training in equine dental care. We have access to a variety of motorised and non-motorised equipment which allows us to address all dental abnormalities that present to us in equine practice. We recommend dental care be completed under sedation to allow thorough examination and limit stress and risk to the patient but it can be completed in the conscious patient where appropriate. We are happy to offer dental care for all equine patients from donkeys to equine performance athletes and can tailor our dental work depending on the horse's use.
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.