Ex Squaddie pulls 13 of his own teeth due to no dentist.



Default Vet pulls out 13 of his own teeth with pliers 'because he couldnt find an NHS dentist

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.

DIY: Ian Boynton pulled out 13 of his teeth with a pair of pliers because he couldn't afford a dentist

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.

'I think I'd been prising it that much in the meantime that I'd been killing the nerve.'

In the last two years Mr Boynton has pulled out 13 top teeth including molars, incisors and canines. He now only has two teeth left in the roof of his mouth.

He served as a medic in Iraq in 2003, but six months after leaving the Territorial Army had an accident while working as a paint sprayer that aggravated an old back injury.

Unemployed Mr Boynton, who is single, said: 'It's a horrible situation to be in when you can't afford to go to the dentist when your teeth were so bad.'

In a stroke of ill-timed luck he has now finally found a dentist to take him on.

Mr Boynton said: 'I think the situation has improved slightly because of all the uproar. Unfortunately it came too late for me.

'I desperately needed a dentist because, although I'm no longer in pain, I need to have false teeth as I'm finding it difficult to eat.

'Unfortunately I can't make false teeth myself.'

Daily Mail
He's 42 yr old? When I read he'd served in Iraq I was thinking yeah, maybe in the 1920's offensive. Saying that though, he's a gopping civvie with the teeth (tooth?) to match. Grotty as well as tight.
REgards said:
Usual bad reporting - teeth out with pliers FFS :x

Any idiot can see they're mole grips! :D

They're sliding pliers.

These are molegrips:


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War Hero
Hippo: Jeremy’s got a roaring toothache again.

Tiger: I’m not surprised, he eats too many sweets and never cleans his teeth.

Giraffe: Tut tut tut, you’ll have to go to the dentist.

Crocodile: Poor Jeremy. His mum should have taught him to clean his teeth every day. They could have been as nice and clean as mine. Look!

Voiceover: Have a crocodile smile. Clean your teeth every day.
Being an ex-squaddie he should have had a better grip of his personal admin. Grotty auld cnut.


I have always known them as channellock pliers. I thought those in your pic were called vise grips smudge. Anyway, guess whatever they were, they did the job. Must admit, been trying to get a dentist for my family in Yorks for the last year to no avail, might have to invest in a set ;-)
Slip Jaws or Water pump pliers....... ffs tool recognition. If some **** called a CR1 a T62 or a SA80 A1 an A2 there would be whole manner of cnuts here correcting every other ******.

Thick cnuts :D

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