Originally Posted by Jeremys95Thunderbird
That is messed up, makes me want to have mine taken out.
Well, I know that I haven't uttered a serious word since I starting posting here again, but infected teeth send toxins straight to the brain. I have a bit of a humorous horror story about having one of my wisdom teeth pulled out by a pair
of rookie dentists at the dental school up at OHSU (university hospital here)....
My lower right wisdom tooth was infected, and wouldn't go away, so lacking basic insurance, I took my chances at the school, which lets budding dentists (idiots) have a whack at the general public without being sued too badly if they slip and drive that dental mirror up your nose.
They numbed the area around the tooth, stuck a rubber block in my mouth to keep my mouth open (yay, drool producer!), and the guy started yanking away on the wisdom tooth.
I have it on good authority that the halfwit skipped a step or two, because the tooth wasn't coming out, and he began pulling and wrenching harder and harder, in an attempt to get the tooth out.....failing in the process. My head was wrenched around 180 degrees, back and forth, with me going "AAGGGHHH!!!!! AGGGHHH!!!!", the remembrance of the tooth pain being the only reason why I didn't get up and launch this guy through a plate glass window.
As I thought about that for a moment, the movement stopped, and he had the assistant hold my head in place, while he climbed on top of the bed, bracing my head against his leg.
My neck muscles, sore from the pulling, were now cramping horribly, along with my face muscles cramping from trying to hold my mouth around the rubber block....and then the tooth finally popped out, with him overbalancing, falling off of the bed, and ricocheting off of the stand he moved close to the bed.