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Bayhill Equine

Supernumerary Cheek Teeth

Dental Radiograph of a Horse

4-year-old Warmblood gelding used for Dressage

Significant dental abnormalities found during a routine dental examination. Dental radiographs identified supernumerary (extra) cheek teeth in the left maxillary arcade, one large malformed cheek tooth and one fractured cheek tooth.

Horse was sent to UC Davis for Skull CT, which identified the presence of double molars along the left maxillary arcade.

Dental specialist, Dr. Travis Henry, provided initial treatment, which included buccotomy and extractions of three of the supernumerary teeth, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. The remaining extractions will be done at a later date.