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Re: [RC] Dental Equipment for horses - Truman Prevatt

It really depends on the skill of the vet doing the work. There are a lot of things they need power dental tools to accomplish. My vet does a wonderful job. He doesn't charge that much for dental work because he feels that if you do it regularly you will have a lot fewer problems in the long run and your horse will be better off for it.


rides2far@xxxxxxxx wrote:
I'm pretty sure he uses a DeWalt rechargeable
drill with a special attachment. Anyway, he told me that IF you know what you're doing, you can do it more precisely with an electric tool.

I read an article that said many of these power tools overheat the tooth and damage the nerves. That's why our dentists blow that stupid cold misty water into our mouths as they drill...to cool the tooth. My equine dentist has gone back to hand tools for the most part and when using any power tool cools it *often*.



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Re: [RC] Dental Equipment for horses, rides2far