I would like you to meet Chance.    He is a 15 year old rescue horse that the local 4H club has taken on as a project.  They had already put nearly 100 lbs. on him when we first met.  It's a miracle he continued to eat with the horrors that were in his mouth.  He had the longest upper 2nd premolar I have ever seen.  The one on his right side was embedded in the lower gum.  The left side wasn't much better.  He had two extremely high transverse ridges on his upper 4th premolars.  A transverse ridge is a neglected hooks that over time involves more and more of the tooth.  Finally his lower last molar on the right side was so high that it was impossible to get a file on top of it.  It was necessary to cut it with a wire saw and then file it.  All this work took 1 and 1/2 hours and in six months I'll see him again.  He is a total survivor!




                           Before                                                                                                                                                                                                               After



             Overerupted 2nd premolar on right side.









                                      Before                                                                                                                                                                                                         After



          Overerupted 2nd premolar  on left side.













                                High lower 3rd molar which was removed by using a wire saw to cut tooth and then the remaining height was reduced by filing