Dentist Suspended After Extracting Wrong Tooth of Patient

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM Dental News
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In a horrific incident, Kim Green, a 44-year-old mother of three from UK, who was suffering extreme pain due a root canal infection, got into the wrong hands of a careless dentist who pulled out the wrong tooth and replanted it later after taking it out from a waste bin.
 Dentist Suspended After Extracting Wrong Tooth of Patient
Dentist Suspended After Extracting Wrong Tooth of Patient
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The dentist realized his folly and sewed back the wrongly extracted tooth after taking it out of the waste bin, leaving the infected tooth intact without extracting it. He prescribed painkillers and asked her to fix another appointment for the tooth extraction.

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Unable to bear the pain for the whole night, Green was admitted to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery where both the teeth were extracted.

The dentist has been suspended and is awaiting disciplinary hearing.



Source: Medindia
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