Dental and Sinus Surgery

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Dental procedures performed at the hospital include mandible or maxilla (jaw) fracture repair and dental extractions. Depending on the tooth to be removed, the presence of any concurrent sinus disease, and the temperament of the horse, the procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or standing with sedation and local anesthesia.

Sinus surgery can also be performed standing, or under general anesthesia depending on the type of abnormality and the horse’s temperament. Common problems that require sinus surgery include tooth root abscesses, sinus tumors, sinus cysts, and severe sinusitis (infection).