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(25,868 posts)
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:36 PM Apr 2015

Oh my God...Oh my God...I can't believe I did this..

I had a patient in my chair and I was supposed to do a filling on him but you know, the extraction forcep feels almost just like a handpiece and I accidentally took out the tooth. I was stressed by the situation and it was the "Fog of Dentistry". "In all the excitement I clean forgot" (as Clint Eastwood famously said) what I was doing! It could happen to anyone! I expect complete exoneration due to my contributions to charities involving dental work on poor people!


I dunno...somehow this doesn't work real well...sounds a bit iffy...perhaps I should submit my narrative to the Fox News writers and see what they can do with this...

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Oh my God...Oh my God...I can't believe I did this.. (Original Post) PCIntern Apr 2015 OP
No paid vacation for you! -nt- 99th_Monkey Apr 2015 #1
Great analogy! leftofcool Apr 2015 #2
If they took better care of their teeth this would've never happened. arcane1 Apr 2015 #3
That's the one Politicalboi Apr 2015 #4
A proper dentist would simply hand out pliers and floss and be done with it. randome Apr 2015 #5
If I buy PCIntern a nice new x-ray machine... MindPilot Apr 2015 #13
Did you say "F**k that tooth"? dixiegrrrrl Apr 2015 #6
LOL! PCIntern Apr 2015 #8
It's a really good thing you're not a pay-to-play cop! sinkingfeeling Apr 2015 #7
Any chance if I come in for a cleaning you'll make a mistake and do veneers? Vinca Apr 2015 #9
After I mistakenly use a band saw PCIntern Apr 2015 #10
Did you tell the patient, bvar22 Apr 2015 #11
Your adrenaline must've really been pumping! MindPilot Apr 2015 #12
good summation. KittyWampus Apr 2015 #14
Meant for lounge? nt Logical Apr 2015 #15
No. PCIntern Apr 2015 #16
Seems to me that the patient made a sudden biting motion - you were petronius Apr 2015 #17
Unless you're a millionaire, fadedrose Apr 2015 #18


(34,845 posts)
5. A proper dentist would simply hand out pliers and floss and be done with it.
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:48 PM
Apr 2015

I don't know who PCIntern thinks he's fooling.
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(25,868 posts)
10. After I mistakenly use a band saw
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 03:08 PM
Apr 2015

I will be happy to place veneers. Do you prefer walnut- grain or cherry?


(39,909 posts)
11. Did you tell the patient,
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 03:32 PM
Apr 2015
"Thank God I pulled that tooth in time.
It was a goner, and I just saved you a bundle.
Now take this hydrocodone for a couple of weeks,
and we'll talk about the bill for the extraction then."


(12,693 posts)
12. Your adrenaline must've really been pumping!
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 03:55 PM
Apr 2015

Take a couple weeks to relax (with pay of course) while the investigation (into figuring out what we'll tell the patient and their insurance company) gets underway.

In the meantime we'll start a GoFundMe account, so you can retire. I can only imagine the trauma and stress you are experiencing right now. If the patient had just opened wider when you told him to, none of this would have happened.


(26,621 posts)
17. Seems to me that the patient made a sudden biting motion - you were
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 05:14 PM
Apr 2015

clearly in fear for your life...

Good work!


(10,044 posts)
18. Unless you're a millionaire,
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 05:19 PM
Apr 2015

Fox can't help you.

Funny thing happened to a old millionaire deputy cop the other day. Meant to shoot a taser and killed somebody with his gun.

Why get all excited about a tooth? Things happen. Forget about it. Have a couple of laughs with some friends...

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