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    The top 16 worst dental patients ever

    We all have our share of dental horror stories, but these patients really top the charts when it comes to being difficult, gross and downright bizarre!



    It’s alive!

    An old man came in complaining of a toochache and saying it felt like something was moving in his mouth. He has a denture in place and said that he had not been able to remove it for about a month, and needed help taking it out. I tried to remove it, but it didn’t budge. Puzzled, I asked the patient if he had used adhesive. He responded, “No, I put bologna under it so that I could have better suction.”

    Well, apparently he wasn’t the only one that liked the bologna: When I finally got the denture out, there were maggots underneath! While trying not to vomit, I told him that that was what he had been feeling moving in his mouth—and they had started making holes in his palate!



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


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