Friday, February 6, 2009

tooth pain x13

Did you know that all you need to extract teeth from your own mouth is a pair of pliers?

No novocaine. No gas. No anesthetic. No dentist. No endodontist. Just pliers and guts.

Ian Boynton of East Yorkshire, England was experiencing some pain in one of his front teeth. He kept wiggling it and playing with it, creating more pain. Finally, he realized it needed to come out.

Unfortunately, Ian couldn't find an NHS (National Health Services) dentist who would take him as a patient.

So, the 42-year-old former soldier took things into his own hands --literally-- and yanked the tooth out of his own head with a pair of pliers.

But wait. He didn't stop there. Over the last two years, Ian has continued to serve as his own dentist... and has extracted 13 of his own teeth the same way-- molars, incisors and canines. Today, he only has two teeth left in the roof of his mouth.

Finally, Ian has found a dentist that will take him as a patient (kind of like closing the barn door after the horse is stolen).

Why bother with a dentist now? Said Ian, "I desperately needed a dentist because, although I'm no longer in pain, I need to have false teeth as I'm finding it difficult to eat. Unfortunately I can't make false teeth myself."

You think you are out of pain? Wait till you see the bill for the new teeth.

UPDATED Feb 7 with a picture of Ian

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