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Equine Gingivitis

Today I went to do a routine yearly oral exam and dentistry on a horse.  The gelding is in his teens and his teeth are in good shape for his age, no wave mouth formation, steps, excess transverse ridges or impacted feed pockets.  He did however have very inflamed gingiva, especially above his 102 incisor.  The other upper incisors were also effected but not the lower ones.  He had a small ulcer most likely from a grass awn on his lower lip.  The gingiva has receded from the tooth and left the softer cementum exposed.

Horse teeth with gingivitis
Equine Gingivitis

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