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Dad Cracks Tooth And Decides To Do His Own Dentistry With Power Tool

Dad Cracks Tooth And Decides To Do His Own Dentistry With Power Tool

***WARNING: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME, OBVIOUSLY***

Toothache can be a ballache at the best of times, but for one dad in Australia, tooth trouble came at the worst of times - Christmas, when no dentists are open for business.

Most of us would probably do our best to grin and bear it, but not Bob Lowther.

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The 62-year-old - who lives around two-and-a-half hours south of Perth - decided to take matters into his own hands after he cracked a tooth while eating a prawn.

Bob, who works as manager for aged care services at his local council, initially tried sleeping on it, but when he woke up he found that the jagged edge had cut up his tongue during the night. Unwilling to put up with this for the duration of the Christmas holidays, he decided to crack on with some DIY dentistry.

Explaining the rationale behind his decision, Bob told LADbible: "Because of the timing of the break I knew that I wouldn't hear back from the dentist for a while.

"Where the plate had broken exposed a jagged edge and when I woke up the next day my tongue had been pretty cut up overnight by this edge so I decided I didn't want to put up with that for two weeks or so."

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Bob added that the power tool procedure went 'perfectly'.

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He said: "I used a multi tool fitted with a fine grinding stone and it worked perfectly. No more jagged edge meant my tongue could repair itself quickly."

Mr Lowther said the procedure went 'perfectly'. Credit: LADbible
Mr Lowther said the procedure went 'perfectly'. Credit: LADbible

But while using a power tool on your own mouth is never ever advisable, it wasn't quite as bonkers at it might seem in this instance.

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Mr Lowther said: "I have what is called an 'all on four' implanted set of teeth, cost $50,000 (£26,365) and guaranteed for life. Not sure what made the bottom plate break but it came away as I was eating a prawn."

Very Aussie way to break a tooth, that.

Given the cracked tooth was an implant, Mr Lowther insisted using the tool wasn't that dangerous; though his son evidently disagreed, sharing the video along with the caption, 'dumb s*** dads do...'.

Mr Lowther said: "I am known as a very avid DIYer. My family think I can pretty much turn my hand to most things so this wasn't much of a surprise. I have renovated about seven houses over the years.

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"The caption was my son's doing so that probably sums up what he and my daughter think. It wasn't really as dangerous as it looks."

Still though, don't try this yourself.

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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.