It’s the kind of story that would scare anyone away from ever going to the dentist. An Indiana man went to the dentist to have a few painful teeth pulled, but the dentist ended up pulling all of his teeth!
21-year-old Christopher Crist was sent to Amazing Family Dental in Indianapolis to have three teeth pulled. Crist is autistic, and his mother had given him instructions to tell the dentist to only pull three teeth. According to the Huffington Post, Crist had been given painkillers prior to the procedure. A mixup may have occurred if he wasn’t able to clearly communicate the instructions. Instead of the three, all of his teeth were pulled. He ended up in the hospital with an infection from having all of his teeth removed.
As it turns out, Crist wasn’t the only patient at this dental office to have more teeth pulled than requested. Huffington Post also reports of a woman who went in for one tooth and ended up with her entire bottom row being pulled.