Unbelievable, yet true. Here are some wacky dental stories that will make you happy your recent trip to the dentist was uneventful.
Last year, a 60-year-old Swedish woman was injured when a dental drill head came loose and dropped into her mouth. Providers rushed to sit the woman up immediately and tried to get her to cough up the drill head, but the inch-long piece had already fallen down her throat and lodged in her right lung, according to the Swedish news website, The Local.
Doctors at Västmanland County Hospital, in Västerås, in central Sweden, performed an emergency surgery to remove the metal piece. The woman has since recovered.
Santa Fe police this spring were looking for victims of an unlicensed tooth doctor, who worked as a mobile dentist out of a sedan around this New Mexico city. According to police, the man, Eliver Kestler, who was known as “El Dentista,” was arrested April 20 after a former customer turned him in.
Kestler, 36, allegedly operated a portable drill machine and other dental equipment out of a small, red vehicle. Kestler told police he had a license to practice dentistry in Mexico, though not in the U.S.
The moral of the story? Don’t get into a car with a strange man, particularly if he has a dental drill in it.
Party in the USA?
If you’ve seen pictures of Miley Cyrus lately, Hannah Montana doesn’t even want to be Hannah Montana
But anesthesia can make you do strange things. A recent video posted on YouTube shows a girl who is convinced she is Hannah Montana as she was coming out of anesthesia after her wisdom teeth were removed.
The girl sang Hannah Montana actress Miley Cyrus’s song, Party in the USA, adding that she was “trying to express who I am.” The video, posted in April, has received 50,000 hits so far.