Minimally Invasive Tooth Extraction
Cheek Tooth Extraction Via a Minimally Invasive Transbuccal Approach
Recent advances in equine dentistry have improved our ability to perform oral tooth extraction utilizing a minimally Invasive approach through a small incision in the cheek.
The recent acquisition of new instrumentation necessary for performing these techniques permits oral extraction of an affected cheek-tooth without having to use repulsion through the sinus, which is associated with a significantly higher rate of serious complications.
Many years ago Dr. Kleider had a visiting German veterinary student intern with him for a summer semester. This student–Frederick–went on to publish a number of case reports from various clinics in Europe that utilized a minimally invasive transbuccal approach to cheek tooth removal in the horse. This new technology and technique is now available for us to utilize on your horse if necessary; the procedure avoids the traditional complications associated with tooth repulsion through the sinus.