REALLY Needing a Dentist

No kind of pain is pleasant, but tooth pain can be a special kind of hurt. To wit: A Swedish convict was so desperate to get rid of his toothache that he escaped from prison to visit a dentist. * * * “My whole face was swollen. I just couldn’t stand it anymore,” the man …

Not Such a Tough Story to Swallow

Doctors are human. Sometimes they make mistakes. Yet some seem so over-the-top, you almost want to say, “You went to medical school and this is what you learned?!” Case in point: When 75 year old Nermin Keating from Essex, England accidentally swallowed her dentures, it took four doctors 9 weeks of repeated misdiagnoses to figure …

Brace Yourself…

Your dentist recommends braces, so you get them. You make your ortho appointments every once in a while but not as often as you should. A year goes by. You still have braces. Another year. You still have braces. How long before you’d ask your dentist, “Hey, when do I get these off?” Meet the …

We Call Them Toothpicks for a Good Reason

Teeth lodged in ears? Check! Toothbrushes down the gullet? Check! And now…a toothpick in the liver! Really. According to a summary of the BMJ Case Reports article, some months after having swallowed a toothpick, a 45 year old woman developed an abcess that doctors eventually traced to the foreign object that had made its way …

Implants, Implants Everywhere!

You probably heard the story (since determined to be a hoax) of the Polish dentist who got revenge on her ex-boyfriend by pulling out all his teeth. According to The Telegraph‘s version of events, the now toothless man says he’s “going to have to pay a fortune on getting indents or something.” Of course, “indents” …

What Would You Do to Get Sparkly White Teeth?

Whatever you do, don’t follow this dude’s lead (via Utica’s Observer Dispatch): A Utica man was charged after police said he stole almost $230 worth of tooth brushes, tooth paste and cough medicine from Chanatry’s on French Road. Police responded at about 2:25 p.m., and Officer Brian French soon after would arrest Jose Polanco, 36, …

Not an Eye Tooth but an Ear Tooth? Weird Dental Stories in the News

A freakish accident can often be a kind of badge of honor for kids, something that earns them bragging rights. Here’s one a young Hongkonger can tell some lively stories about: A 10-year-old Primary Four student was wheeled in [to United Christian Hospital] with one of his teeth lodged in an ear. The boy, whose …

Monday WTH?!? Tooth Extraction Via Big Rig & Bumpy Road

Maybe he got the idea from all the tooth pulling stunts on YouTube… A Kitchener truck driver is facing a careless driving charge but on the bright side, his tooth doesn’t hurt anymore. Lambton County OPP say they stopped a big rig driver doing some driving dentistry along Hwy. 402 on Wednesday. * * * …