In honor of National Dental Health Month, Alpine Equine Hospital offers a promotional service to help you ensure your horses’ dental wellness!
Make an appointment in February for an oral exam, and if necessary dental float.
We offer a 20% discount on dental sedation and routine floating in February!
Call us at (970) 379-7100 to make an appointment today
The external structures of the face and head are observed with the dental exam. They consist of:
- chewing muscles
- temporomandibular joints
- lymph nodes
- salivary glands
- jaw bones
- external contours of the head
- odor of the breath
- upper airways (nostrils, nasal cavity, and sinuses)
After sedation is administered, a speculum is used to help your horse hold their mouth open while intraoral structures are carefully examined with a dental mirror:
- front teeth (incisors & canines)
- back teeth (premolars & molars)
- roof of the mouth
- area under the tongue
If a need for a dental float is identified during the exam, it can be performed at that time (the fee is $192.00). If certain abnormalities are noted on examination, x-rays may be recommended to further evaluate the tooth roots and jaw bones as needed.