This is the shocking moment a dentist with a painful wisdom tooth does not want to wait to visit a clinic – and pulls the tooth out himself during a break between patients.
The dentist, identified as Burhan Kaan Bafra, who lives and works in the northern Turkish province of Samsun, filmed himself as he looked in the mirror in order to put the injection in the right place, before yanking the tooth out with a pair of pliers.
He told Newsflash why he decided to carry out the operation on himself, saying: “A patient of mine failed to turn up for a midday appointment, and I had some free time.
“I was already in extreme pain myself because of the wisdom tooth, so I decided to give myself an anaesthetic, which was just to relieve some of the pain.”
He said that initially, he gave himself the injection because he just wanted to relieve the pain and had not intended to also remove the tooth.
He added: “Once I had done it, since I had free time after my pain passed, I decided to pull it out as well.”
He said that all in all it went surprisingly smoothly, saying: “I started pulling my wisdom tooth using the mirror to see what I was doing, I managed to get the tooth up a little bit with the elevator tool, and I was able to get a good grip on it and finally yanked it out with a good tug.
The video shows the dentist giving himself the anaesthesia in front of the mirror, then pulling out the tooth and showing it on the camera.
Burhan stated that it was certainly weird operating on himself but he had done wonders for his self-confidence and he now uses it to show patients that there is nothing to worry about.
He said: “I take out my phone and show this video to my patients and need to have wisdom teeth taken out, in this way I stop them being is worried and reduce their fear.
“I tell them that there is really nothing to be afraid of, that together we can achieve it. I have seen funnily enough that their trust in me has increased even more thanks to the video.”