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07-09-2009, 12:26 PM
Man pulls out 13 of his own teeth with pliers 'because he couldn't find an NHS dentist'

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:50 PM on 06th February 2009

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A former soldier pulled his own teeth out with a pair of pliers because he could not find a dentist to take on NHS patients.

Iraq War veteran Ian Boynton could not afford to go private for treatment so instead took the drastic action to remove 13 of his teeth that were giving him severe pain.

The 42-year-old, from Beverley, East Yorkshire, had not had his teeth looked at since seeing the army dentist in 2003. He had not been registered with a dentist of his own since 2001.

He said: 'I've tried to get in at 30 dentists over the last eight years but have never been able to find one to take on NHS patients.'

But when Mr Boynton started suffering from toothache in 2006 he decided to take drastic action.

He said: 'I started having pain in a front tooth, which protruded slightly more than the others. I was constantly fiddling with it and wiggling it because it hurt so much.

'In the end I knew it had to come out and had to use the pliers to pull it. Amazingly, it did not hurt as much as you might think.

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07-09-2009, 12:45 PM

07-09-2009, 12:53 PM
A relative of Rebel Yell's?