Woman undergoes emergency procedure after 'devil teeth' Halloween prop gets stuck to her teeth
Anna Tew had to seek emergency help to get the teeth out and says her experience should discourage others from trying out such props
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An Alabama woman's $3 Halloween costume turned out to be a lot more than she bargained for. The woman had to rush to the dentist for an emergency procedure to remove the fake teeth that had unfortunately gotten stuck inside her mouth.
Anna Tew of Mobile County had bought a gruesome zombie costume for the purpose of celebrating the annual festival along with "Devil Teeth" to complete her look. However, she soon realized that the teeth may very well have been the work of the devil after they just refused to come off.
According to the WKRG, she said she had attached the jagged, bloody-looking fake teeth to her own teeth using the glue that had come in the package. She recalled the horror of realizing that the teeth were firmly glued in and said, "I was trying to remove them then because they were just tight. It went on and on and I was trying to get them out and, after it was over with, I tried until it was like 2 o'clock this morning. They wouldn't budge."
Desperate, she said she grabbed a pair of wire clippers to cut the tips off the teeth, but even that would only provide temporary relief. Now in excruciating pain, she said she wasn't sure if the teeth were worth a trip to the emergency room. But unable to take the torture any longer, she found an emergency dentist who would help her in her bizarre ordeal.
Dr. John Murphy at the Alabama Family Dental would be the doctor coming to Tew's rescue. At his office, the talk would be of using a saw to take off the teeth, as well as other possible procedures they would use to successfully remove the "Devil Teeth" without damaging or hurting Tew's real teeth.
"He talked about drilling," she said. "They had a saw, talked about taking [them] off in sections, and they couldn't numb it because they were scared they would actually pull my teeth out. So he went in and picked and pulled and I squealed like a baby and they got them out."
Explaining how such a mishap may have happened, Murphy said it had to do with the natural state of a man or a woman's teeth. "Just the natural state of your teeth and your gums can sometimes cause something to adhere and get stuck," he explained.
As for Tew, she said she has learned her lesson. She admitted this will be the last time she will be using the "Devil Teeth" and that she hopes her experience will warn others to stay away from purchasing and using such props.