Dr Tom Hamilton, Horse Dentist Perth
Dr Tom Hamilton examining the teeth of a horse wearing a gag
Horse resting after sedation for dental appointment in Perth

LOOKING FOR A HORSE DENTIST IN PERTH?

Perth Horse Dentistry offer the full range of equine dental services from routine preventative maintenance to advanced surgical procedures.

As a registered vet, Dr Tom Hamilton is also able to offer the following services.

  • Drenching – oil drench +/- a wormer
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping
  • Health examination
  • Liver fluke drenching and testing
  • Radiography
  • Lameness examinations – radiography / ultrasonography available
  • Wound management
  • Haematology– Geriatric Horses often suffer from PPID (Cushings) we provide testing for this.
Equine dental equipment and tools

HANDY GUIDE TO EQUINE DENTAL

ERUPTION TIMES

Deciduous (Baby) Dentition

  • Premolars – present at birth or the first 2 weeks of life
  • 6 days: central incisors erupt
  • 6 weeks: central and intermediate incisors present
  • 6 months: – corner incisors erupting – all incisors present
  • 12 months – dental star present in the central incisors, corner incisors not in full wear
  • Molar #1 present
  • 18 months – corner incisors in wear
  • 24 months – dental star in all lower incisors

Permanent Dentition

  • 1st incisor : 2.5 years
  • 2nd incisor: 3.5 years
  • 3rd incisor : 4.5 years
  • Canines 4-6 years
  • Premolars and Molars
    • PM1 ( wolf teeth) – 5-7 months
    • PM2 : 2.5yrs
    • PM3: 3yrs
    • PM4: 4 years
    • M1: 8-12 months
    • M2: 2 yrs
    • M3 : 3.5-4yrs