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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2014 Apr;30(1):63-90. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2013.11.002. Epub 2014 Jan 24.

Standing equine dental surgery.

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Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Helsinki, PO Box 57 (Viikintie 49), FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland. Electronic address:
Equine Veterinary Practice, Easley Equine Dentistry, PO Box 1075, Shelbyville, KY 40066, USA.


Dental surgeries refer to procedures that affect the dental tissues or their supporting structures. With the development of specific, efficacious, and conservative treatments, morbidity risks have been lowered and chances of benefiting the health of equids improved. Advances in quality of sedation, analgesia, and locoregional anesthesia allow a majority of dental surgeries to be performed in the standing patient. This update focuses on an orthograde endodontic technique, a minimally invasive buccotomy technique, with the potential to combine it with a transbuccal screw extraction technique, and revisits the AO pinless external fixator for fractures of the body of the mandible.


Buccotomy; Endodontic therapy; Equine dentistry; External fixator; Mandibular fracture; Minimally invasive surgery; Tooth extraction

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