Man yanks out two teeth with rusty pliers after he couldn’t book dentist appointment

A desperate man resorted to yanking two of his own teeth out after being unable to book a dentist appointment.

Chris Savage performed the self-dentistry in his bedroom because he could not register with a dentist or book an emergency appointment, saying it was the ‘most horrible thing I’ve ever done.’

The 42 year old said he had been in ‘agony’ for days, saying that just touching the tooth with his rusty pair of pliers set off waves of ‘agonising pain.’

The labourer admitted he had to get ‘very drunk’ by downing eight cans of Stella Artois to mask the pain before he pulled out the first tooth. He then waited another 24 hours to pull the second out – this time sober.

Chris said he was in ‘agony’ for days

Mr Savage, from Southsea in Portsmouth, said: “I ended up having to get very drunk the first time.

“Nobody wants to take part of their own face away with a set of pliers and no real painkillers.

“I put the pliers on my tooth and the second I did that it hurt.

“So I took them away, waited five minutes, built up again and then thought I’ve just got to do it.

Chris used a rusty set of pliers to take the teeth out

“It was a proper yank, a grip and pull – there’s no mucking about once you get to the point it’s started coming out.”

Mr Savage added that though there wasn’t much blood there was ‘enough to be scary’, and that it was ‘worth the risk of infection’.

The father of three didn’t register with an NHS dentist when he moved to Portsmouth from Alton, Hants, three years ago.

The teeth Chris pulled out himself

He lost his two front teeth in a bicycle crash last year, and when he began to experience pain recently he called around 20 dental practices, none of whom were taking on new patients.

He then phoned 111, who directed him to a practice that had volunteered to do triage appointments during the pandemic to help the NHS, but was referred back to 111 when he contacted them.

“It was like a massive game of pass the parcel”, he said.

Mr Savage signed up to receive Universal Credit during lockdown, leaving him with £50 a week for food and bills, meaning he was reluctant to spend the £100 per tooth it would have cost him to have them removed privately.

Chris lost his two front teeth in a bicycle crash last year

He said: “I could’ve waited a week – borrowed money, and had it done in hygienic conditions but there was no way I could’ve waited.

“Hygiene wasn’t going through my head, it was just ‘get this out’ – but the relief was worth it.

“The squelch noise as you pull

Man who couldn’t see a dentist pulls out own teeth

  • Chris Savage, 42, pulled out two of his own teeth at home in Southsea last week
  • Labourer lost his income during lockdown and couldn’t get a dental appointment
  • Portsmouth South MP called Mr Savage’s case ‘another example of the sad consequences of the Government failing to provide service levels required’ 

A labourer who lost his income during lockdown pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers and downed eight cans of Stella Artois to numb the pain because he couldn’t get a dental appointment due to the coronavirus crisis.

Chris Savage, 42, resorted to yanking two of his own teeth out in his bedroom because he couldn’t register with a dentist or book an emergency appointment, calling last Thursday’s procedure ‘the most horrible thing I’ve ever done’.

He said he had been in ‘agony’ for days, and revealed that just touching the tooth with his rusty pair of pliers set off waves of ‘agonising pain’.

The labourer, from Southsea in Portsmouth, Hampshire, admitted to getting ‘very drunk’ beforehand by downing eight cans of Stella Artois to mask the pain before he pulled out the first tooth. He then waited a day before pulling out the second tooth.

His case has now been raised with the NHS by a health watchdog who said Mr Savage has been ‘severely let down’ by services in the city.

He said: ‘I ended up having to get very drunk the first time. Nobody wants to take part of their own face away with a set of pliers and no real painkillers.

‘I put the pliers on my tooth and the second I did that it hurt. So I took them away, waited five minutes, built up again and then thought I’ve just got to do it.

Chris Savage, 42, resorted to yanking two of his own teeth out in his bedroom because he couldn’t register with a dentist or book an emergency appointment
The labourer said he had been in ‘agony’ for days, and revealed that just touching the tooth with his rusty pair of pliers set off waves of ‘agonising pain’

‘It was a proper yank, a grip and pull — there’s no mucking about once you get to the point it’s started coming out.’

Mr Savage added that though there wasn’t much blood there was ‘enough to be scary’, and that it was ‘worth the risk of infection’.

The father-of-three didn’t register with an NHS dentist when he moved to Portsmouth from Alton three years ago. He lost his two front teeth in a bicycle crash last year, and when he began to experience pain recently he called around 20 dental practices, none of whom were taking on new patients.

He then phoned 111, who directed him to a practice that had volunteered to do triage appointments during the pandemic to help the NHS, but was referred back to 111 when he contacted them.

‘It was like a massive game of pass the parcel’, he said.

Mr Savage signed up to receive

Dentist Fortitude Valley, Precision Dental, Offers General and Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions in a Caring and Friendly Environment in QLD – Press Release

Dentist Fortitude Valley, Precision Dental, Offers General and Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions in a Caring and Friendly Environment in QLD

Fortitude Valley, QLD – Not every dentist is the same. There are those that will only be concerned about providing treatment while there are others that will go above and beyond in ensuring that patients are feeling comfortable. Precision Dental is a modern dental practice that is based at the heart of Brisbane servicing Fortitude Valley and is committed to high-quality dental care. The practice provides both general and cosmetic dental treatment for the whole family.

“Our ultra-modern practice is conveniently located in HQ Towers which offer free onsite parking for the duration of treatment. Emergency appointments are available throughout the day and Saturday appointments can be arranged. We are equipped with the latest generation of equipment and pride ourselves in providing thorough dental treatment that is tailored to individual needs and goals.” Said Dr Billy Choi, the spokesperson for the clinic, regarding their unrivalled services.

The dental practice was founded on three key principles including honesty, patient comfort, and quality. Every member of the staff will ensure that patients are comfortable right from the moment they walk in their office. The clinic uses the latest generation of quiet equipment to ensure that dental visits are enjoyable. Some of the tools that can be found in the treatment room to make patients relax include:


Parents can rest easy knowing that the clinic offers children’s dental emergency treatments. Children have high energy and are always going to be susceptible to dental emergencies. The dentists have knowledge in dealing with such unexpected events and will ensure that children are not experiencing discomfort a minute longer. The practice applies advanced skills in dentistry and state-of-the-art equipment to overcome dental emergencies.

The clinic also aims at being the leading cosmetic dentistry treatment provider in Fortitude Valley, one smile at a time. The treatment options are tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. A good dentist Fortitude Valley is one that will start by assessing the individual needs of the patient before coming up with a course of action and this is exactly what you get when you reach out to Precision Dental. Getting a smile makeover will help in maintaining a youthful appearance and also boosts the self-confidence of a person. Patients can enjoy all of these benefits by booking a dental appointment with Precision Dental at their own convenient time.

The clinic also believes in providing education to patients because good dental care requires a holistic approach. The clinic believes that a dentist should be a partner when it comes to the wellbeing of the teeth, gums, and mouth. Precision Dental provides patients with both basic and advanced information so that they’re establishing a consistent and reliable oral care routine. It is also easy for patients to book an appointment when they visit their website.

Precision Dental is located at S13, HQ South Tower, 520 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006. For enquiries regarding the top-rated dentist Fortitude Valley and the services offered, contact their team by calling (07) 3852 1160

Porter dentist offers free oral cancer screenings for firefighters

As a thank you to local first responders, Porter Family Dentistry is offering free oral cancer screenings to firefighters in Montgomery County for the next several weeks.

The screenings will be held on Fridays when the office is usually closed so that firefighters don’t have to wait.

In 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health published a multi-year study of cancer rates in firefighters, and the findings showed that firefighters had a higher number of cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths than the general U.S. population. Among the cancers found in the sample of nearly 30,000 firefighters, those most often found were digestive, oral, respiratory, and urinary cancers.

In recent months, firefighters across the country have been traveling to areas, like California, that their help is needed. Dr. Mustafa Yamani of Porter Family Dentistry went to school in California and has fond memories of the nature and beauty of the state.

“It’s such a beautiful place, it’s really sad reading all of the stuff in the news that’s going on there,” Yamani said. “From all around the country they (the firefighters) come together and they provide this service. It’s just amazing what they’re doing and I really appreciate that. I just want to do something for them.”

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The generous act of the firefighters inspired him to give back, and since oral cancer screenings are a service his office already offers he decided to give them to firefighters for free.

While this is the first year that the dental office has offered free screenings, Yamani and his wife Sabrina, who is the office manager, plan on making it an annual thing. The trials of 2020 also helped them decide to give back.

“Things seem to be going from bad to worse, to even worse, and it just doesn’t seem to be stopping for our first responders,” Sabrina said. “They’re just being hit with things one after the other.”

Sabrina started by reaching out to fire departments in the east past of Montgomery County to let them know about the opportunity and the response was immediate and positive. Already, the dental office has screenings set up with local firefighters.

Because firefighters are at a higher risk of developing cancer, many departments take an aggressive approach to screenings and check-ups. Early detection is vital. Such is the approach of the East Montgomery County Fire Department where firefighters undergo a National Fire Protection Agency physicals annually.

“It’s huge to us,” Eran Denzler, captain and PIO with the department, said of being able to get the oral screenings for free. “It’s a great show of appreciation for what we do and the risks that we take. Every day we go and put our lives on the line for the community, and for them to give back and worry about our safety is something we’re not used to but it’s much appreciated.”

The department averages around one to two structure fires a week,

Coronavirus UK: Man who couldn’t see a dentist pulls out own teeth

A labourer who lost his income during lockdown pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers and downed eight cans of Stella Artois to numb the pain because he couldn’t get a dental appointment due to the coronavirus crisis.

Chris Savage, 42, resorted to yanking two of his own teeth out in his bedroom because he couldn’t register with a dentist or book an emergency appointment, calling last Thursday’s procedure ‘the most horrible thing I’ve ever done’.

He said he had been in ‘agony’ for days, and revealed that just touching the tooth with his rusty pair of pliers set off waves of ‘agonising pain’.

The labourer, from Southsea in Portsmouth, Hampshire, admitted to getting ‘very drunk’ beforehand by downing eight cans of Stella Artois to mask the pain before he pulled out the first tooth. He then waited a day before pulling out the second tooth.

His case has now been raised with the NHS by a health watchdog who said Mr Savage has been ‘severely let down’ by services in the city.

He said: ‘I ended up having to get very drunk the first time. Nobody wants to take part of their own face away with a set of pliers and no real painkillers.

‘I put the pliers on my tooth and the second I did that it hurt. So I took them away, waited five minutes, built up again and then thought I’ve just got to do it.

Chris Savage, 42, resorted to yanking two of his own teeth out in his bedroom because he couldn't register with a dentist or book an emergency appointment

Chris Savage, 42, resorted to yanking two of his own teeth out in his bedroom because he couldn’t register with a dentist or book an emergency appointment

The labourer said he had been in 'agony' for days, and revealed that just touching the tooth with his rusty pair of pliers set off waves of 'agonising pain'

The labourer said he had been in ‘agony’ for days, and revealed that just touching the tooth with his rusty pair of pliers set off waves of ‘agonising pain’

‘It was a proper yank, a grip and pull — there’s no mucking about once you get to the point it’s started coming out.’

Mr Savage added that though there wasn’t much blood there was ‘enough to be scary’, and that it was ‘worth the risk of infection’.

The father-of-three didn’t register with an NHS dentist when he moved to Portsmouth from Alton three years ago. He lost his two front teeth in a bicycle crash last year, and when he began to experience pain recently he called around 20 dental practices, none of whom were taking on new patients.

He then phoned 111, who directed him to a practice that had volunteered to do triage appointments during the pandemic to help the NHS, but was referred back to 111 when he contacted them.

‘It was like a massive game of pass the parcel’, he said.

Mr Savage signed up to receive Universal Credit during lockdown, leaving him with £50 a week for food and bills, meaning he was reluctant to spend the £100 per tooth it would have cost him to have them removed privately.

He said: ‘I could’ve waited a week — borrowed money, and had it done in hygienic

Portsmouth dad pulled his own teeth out as he couldn’t see dentist

Chris Savage, from Portsmouth, took a pair of pliers to his mouth after local dental practices told him they weren’t taking on any new patients (Picture: Solent News)

A dad who struggled to get a dental appointment during the pandemic had to resort to yanking his own teeth out after downing eight cans of Stella.  

Chris Savage, 42, became desperate after 20 local dental practices told him they weren’t accepting any new NHS patients.

After days in agony he took matters into his own hands but described it as the ‘most horrible thing I’ve ever done.’

Chris, from Southsea, Portsmouth, admitted he had to get ‘very drunk’ by downing eight cans of Stella Artois to mask the pain before he pulled out the first tooth. He then waited another 24 hours to pull the second out – this time sober.

He said: ‘I ended up having to get very drunk the first time. Nobody wants to take part of their own face away with a set of pliers and no real painkillers.

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‘I put the pliers on my tooth and the second I did that it hurt. So I took them away, waited five minutes, built up again and then thought I’ve just got to do it.

‘It was a proper yank, a grip and pull – there’s no mucking about once you get to the point it’s started coming out.’

The father-of-three didn’t register with an NHS dentist when he moved to Portsmouth from Alton, Hampshire, three years ago.

Chris Savage could only perform the emergency surgery on himself after getting drunk (Picture: Portsmouth News/Solent News)

He lost his two front teeth in a bicycle crash last year, and when he began to experience pain recently he called around local practices, none of whom were taking on new patients.

He then phoned 111, who directed him to a practice that had volunteered to do triage appointments during the pandemic to help the NHS, but was referred back to 111 when he contacted them.

‘It was like a massive game of pass the parcel’, he said.

Chris signed up to receive Universal Credit during lockdown after losing work as a self-employed labourer. This left him with £50 a week for food and bills, meaning he was reluctant to spend the £100 per tooth it would have cost him to have them removed privately.

He said: ‘I could’ve waited a week – borrowed money, and had it done in hygienic conditions but there was no way I could’ve waited.

He said it was the ‘most horrible thing I’ve ever done’ (Picture: Portsmouth News/Solent News)

‘Hygiene wasn’t going through my head, it was just “get this out” – but the relief was worth it.

‘The squelch noise as you pull it out is like nothing I’ve ever experienced and I thought “I’ve made a big mistake here”.

‘Then 10 minutes later there was a massive relief, but I couldn’t do that

Russian national arrested for being a ’bogus’ dentist denied bail

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Johannesburg – The bogus dentist who had been operating for two years though he is not registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), has been denied bail.

Vladimir Jovanovic was arrested on Friday at Dr Abram Behr Fait’s dental practice in Dunkeld West Centre on Friday.

This was after it was found he has been practising as a dentist at the practice since 2018 and that Dr Fait had not been practising there from March this year.

Jovanovic appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was denied bail as police are still trying to verify his citizenship.

The HPCSA’s Eric Mphaphuli said it was established Jovanovic was a Russian citizen who grew up in Zimbabwe. As it is, he said, it was not yet known how long he has been in South Africa.

“We are not sure if he has ever been to a dental school but all we know is that he is not registered with the HPCSA,” he said.

Mphaphuli said it was a tip off from the community that led to Jovanovic’s arrest.

He said people who used to visit the dental practice where Jovanovic was arrested where surprised when Fait was no longer there.

Suddenly Jovanovic was the one who took over and they were not sure of who he was and informed the HPCSA..

Fait was not present at the time that Jovanovic was arrested and charged with contravening Section 17(1)(a) of the Health Professions Act, (Act 56 of 1974).

The HPCSA has referred Fait to the Medical and Dental Professions Board to take disciplinary action again him for allegedly employing or allowed an unregistered person to practise at his practice while not registered with Council.

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Michael Nathaniel Simons jailed for burgling Darlington dentist

A PROLIFIC burglar who was given another chance after breaking into a Darlington restaurant has been jailed after burgling a dental practise days later.

Matthew Nathaniel Simons appeared before magistrates sitting at Newton Aycliffe last Thursday, October 8, where he was given a suspended prison sentence for his 38th burglary conviction.

Yesterday, the same court heard that the 46-year-old had carried out another offence three days after being handed a suspended prison sentence.

Jonathan Hanratty, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was released from custody on October 5, he was arrested for burglary on October 7 and sentenced on October 8.

“This latest offence takes place on October 11, only three days later, which the Crown would say is an aggravating feature.

“The defendant was witnessed by a member of the public smashing a window to gain entry into Cleveland Dental Practice.

“Once inside he emptied the till of £31.59 and also took some documents.”

The dental practise owner said in a statement: “The burglary has had a significant impact on the business and we are already operating on a reduced service anyway because of the pandemic.

“The cost of boarding up the window alone was £140, we have been quoted between £200-£250 for it to be repaired.”

Simons, of Tom Raine Court, Darlington, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary theft.

Stephen Andrews, mitigating, said his client committed the offence to buy heroin or “black-market methadone.”

He added: “You have heard that he was dealt with on October 8, well the following day he was arrested for an offence in which he was not charged, but he was kept in custody for almost 24 hours and when he was released he had missed the last call at NECA for his methadone prescription.

“To go from stable methadone prescription to nothing obviously causes problems and he had to find a way to get heroin or black-market methadone. He was released from custody and again had no methadone and no money.”

Ian Neal, chair of the bench, said: “There is a pattern of behaviour here and we cannot get away from the fact that you have breached a suspended sentence and so we are going to activate it.”

Simons was jailed for 12 weeks in total and he was also ordered to pay £371.59 compensation to Cleveland Dental Practice.

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Friendly Dental Group Named Number One Dentist in Charlotte, North Carolina – Press Release

The American Dental Association recently announced the Friendly Dental Group of Charlotte as the #1 dentist in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte, NC – October 13, 2020 – The Friendly Dental Group in Charlotte, North Carolina is proud to be named the number one dental practice in Charlotte, North Carolina by the American Dental Association. This prestigious award was given to the Friendly Dental Group in Charlotte after it was judged superior to tens of dental practices in Charlotte.

The American Dental Association (ADA) is a 163,000+ member association that exists to power the profession of dentistry. Formed over 160 years ago, they promote the art and science of dentistry by supporting dental professionals through services like Find-a-Dentist, Third-Party Payer Concierge, credentialing tools, contract review, and much more. Their mission is to ensure all member dentists have what they need when they need it and even before it is needed to help them succeed.

The American Dental Association uses a meticulous process to determine the most outstanding dental practice in each town and state. Throughout the year, respected dental practice is nominated by people of the community. Each candidate’s qualifications are then reviewed and verified. Finally, the association takes an in-depth look at the dentist’s education, experience, staff strength, environment, board certification, professional associations, and awards. They also conduct various surveys and voting to determine the overall position. After these processes, the winner will now be chosen.

After many surveys and voting in 2019 and 2020, the Friendly Dental Group was chosen as the number one dentist in Charlotte. The American Dental Association recognized the practice for its excellence in dentistry based on its outstanding aesthetic results and clinical excellence; advanced technologies; complete patient care and treatment; superior physical environment; commitment and leadership; and excellent management of the practice.

“We are honored to be named the number one dental practice in Charlotte, as it confirms our practice philosophy of delivering the best dentistry possible to our patients. A true dedication to excellence runs through every staff member of our office,” Dr. Ronald Cohen said.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact the Friendly Dental Group today. They are always eager to use their award-winning skills to give you a stunning smile.

About Friendly Dental Group

Friendly Dental Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing dental practices in the Carolinas with offices throughout North and South Carolina. They offer patients a wide range of dental procedures, including cleanings, whitening, fillings, implants, root canals, crowns, dentures, bridges, periodontics, and veneers, amongst many other dental services. The Friendly Dental Group is committed to providing patients with affordable and high-quality dental care with a smile.

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Warrnambool Dental, a Top-Rated Dentist Warrnambool, VIC Announces Cosmetic and Dental Implant Treatments

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Warrnambool, VIC – Warrnambool Dental is proud to announce the inclusion of cosmetic and dental implant treatments as part of the dental services that they offer. The new treatment is a welcoming alternative to dentures which can be uncomfortable if worn for long extended periods of time.

‘For the permanent replacement of missing teeth, Warrnambool Dental offers patients an incredibly effective and natural-looking solution. By choosing dental implants in replacing missing teeth, you can restore your dental health by correcting your bite and protecting the integrity of your jawbone and adjacent teeth, said Dr. Nishant Hurria, the spokesperson for the dental practice, regarding their unrivaled services.

There are several causes of tooth loss. It could be decaying teeth, fractured teeth, periodontal disease, or trauma-related accidents. Patients can now get cosmetic and dental implants with the same level of care and quality when they get in touch with Warrnambool Dental.

The dental practice is all about restoring patients’ smiles that will last for years to come. In addition to cosmetic and dental implant treatments, patients can also get general dental and full mouth rehabilitation treatments. The team at Warrnambool Dental is focused on balancing the dental needs and personal goals of their patients.

Smile Makeovers

Dr. Nishant Hurria has a combination of experience, advanced technique, and a good eye for aesthetics to ensure that patients are smiling when they leave his office. The whole practice takes great pride in providing comprehensive dental procedures so that patients are leaving better than when they visited the clinic for the first time.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

A bad bite, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and more can result in the teeth needing to be repaired or replaced. Dr. Nishant Hurria offers full mouth rehabilitation treatment that helps in restoring smiles with pain-free confidence. The dentist has the training and experience to evaluate and correct issues with bite. Patients can rest easy knowing that they’re working with a  dentist Warrnambool that cares about providing quality dental care and treatment services.

Dental Implants

Patients that have lost their teeth through an accident or periodontal disease can now get in touch with Warrnambool Dental. The teeth that are replaced look and are just as functional as natural teeth. Dr. Nishant Hurria will ensure that the procedure is done safely and efficiently utilizing the best practices.

New Patients are Always Welcome

For patients looking for a reliable family dentist or someone to perform cosmetic procedures, there is an expert team at Warrnambool Dental that is always ready to provide high-quality dental care and treatment services.

Getting the right dentist is imperative for good oral health. Warrnambool Dental has also made it easy to book dental appointments so that patients don’t have to wait for weeks before seeing the right provider. Most insurance plans are accepted so that patients have access to high-quality dental treatment. The team at Warrnambool Dental will ensure that patients are always comfortable and feeling at home whenever they visit their offices.

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