It’s no news that Halloween is not the most dental-friendly holiday, what with all of the sugar contributing to cavities and hard candy that can wreak havoc on even the strongest of teeth. But this dental “implant” story takes the, well—cake.
In an effort to be her scary-best this Halloween, a Mobile, Alabama woman found herself quite stuck. Before going out for the evening, Anna Tew applied the finishing touch to her costume—a set of gruesome fanged teeth that came with its own glue. When she returned home and tried to remove the disastrous dentures, they would not budge. Ms. Tew spent most of the evening trying to remove the teeth until, at 2:00 am, she scheduled an emergency visit with her dentist.
In an interview with WKRG, she said, “He talked about drilling. They had a saw, talked about taking [them] off in sections, and they couldn’t numb it because they were scared they would actually pull my teeth out,” Tew told the station. “So he went in and picked and pulled, and I squealed like a baby, and they got them out.”
In a statement from the American Dental Association on NBC’s TODAY Show, the ADA said, “If you’re planning to apply any “extra teeth” for a spooky look it’s always a good idea to run your plans by a professional.”
“Before applying any chemical or appliance to your teeth as part of your Halloween costume — or any time of year — it’s important to check with your dentist and make sure it won’t negatively impact your oral health,” the ADA statement continued.
Maybe she should have used Poligrip.
Happy Halloween from all of us at Oral & Facial Surgery!