Please confirm my memory - tooth removal

Discussion in 'Patient Forum' started by Retc, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Retc


    Mar 16, 2019
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    I had my first wisdom tooth removed in 1992 when I was 25. I was living in NH. The dentist told me my tooth was 'fully erupted' but not impacted and referred me to an oral surgeon. At the oral surgeon's office he numbed my mouth, loosened my tooth a bit, and then attached a wire to it. He then pulled the wire taut, hit it with his hand, and caught it in the air. I did not have nitrous or Valium or anything else mind altering. No one believes me when I tell this story. Can anyone tell me if this was something done at the time?
    Retc, Mar 16, 2019
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  2. Retc

    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    Never heard of such a thing. How did he attach the wire to the tooth? Sounds very uncontrolled and unlikely.
    MattKW, Mar 17, 2019
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