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    The top 13 freakiest dental horror stories

    We polled our readers for their most outrageous stories... and the responses did not disappoint.

     

    Vampire teeth

    Fangs a lot

    I had a new patient come in for an emergency complaining that his bridge was loose. He had a full upper denture and on the lower, he only had his canines holding in an extremely mobile six-unit bridge; it was so loose, I was surprised he didn't just pull it out with his fingers! I explained to him that it had to go and we extracted it. It was the easiest extraction of my life. Neither of the teeth were in bone at all anymore and when I pulled it, the canines had thick calculus caked on all the way to the tips of the roots. The smell alone was something out of a horror movie and the extracted bridge looked like a set of vampire fangs on the tray!

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    Laura Dorr
    Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.

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