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Oroscopic examination of the molar arcades

An oroscope is a very valuable tool in the diagnosis of tooth decay in the horse.This video shows an examination in progress. It allows evaluation of the dental pulp and infundibuli on the individual teeth. Caries (decay) of the infundibulum is quite common and is usually insignificant, decay of the pulp is highly significant and usually leads to tooth fracture and abscessation of the tooth root.