A dentistry student from Denmark has posted a video online of his wisdom tooth being removed by his own hand; Jesper Ryltoft performed the extraction on his own upper molar whilst sitting in the dentist’s chair. Jesper, 25, studies dentistry at the Aarhus School of Dentistry in Denmark, and decided to take the tooth out himself just to see if he could do it.
The video shows Jesper administering local anaesthetic to his own gums, using a mirror to see what he is doing with the treatment. He is occasionally assisted by another dentist when the angles become too awkward to negotiate the tools into the right positon. He can then be seen gripping the tooth with an extraction tool and rocking it from side to side before heaving it out of the socket and holding up the bloodied tooth for the camera to see.
Jesper seemed no worse for wear after the self-surgery was completed but he added a warning to anyone that was considering a similar procedure themselves, writing ‘Please note: Do not attempt to do anything like this on your own. I am a dental student and had professional equipment and a dentist present when doing this.’