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27 Stories That Prove You Should Be Scared of the Dentist

Updated 14 Nov 2018 8.3k votes 1.6k voters 270.6k views27 items

Out of all the medical professions, dentists get the worst rap. Not only are they more likely to commit suicide than their compatriots in medicine, they also have to spend all day rooting around in the mouth of their patients. When you think about that, it’s easy to imagine why a dentist might go off the deep end and, you know, remove every tooth from a 23-year-old without even giving him an X-ray. If that doesn’t give you the heebie jeebies, maybe nothing will. But for those you who claim to like your doc, just wait until you get a load of these reasons why you should be scared to go to the dentist.

From pulling out random teeth to groping patients while they’re in exam chairs, these scary dentists will make you want to avoid scheduling another appointment for the rest of your life. Even if your regular doctor is completely sane, there’s a small chance that a kook off the street could walk into the office and start giving out root canals just to show off their stuff. To be honest, the best thing you can do is stop eating anything except toothpaste for the rest of your life. At least your chompers will be shiny.

Vote up the stories that make you never want to go to the dentist again, and feel free to share any dentistry horror stories and nightmares that you’ve managed to live through.
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