A dentist in Georgia is performing surgery to remove the tooth in a patient’s right hand.
The dental surgeon, a female patient, has been in pain for the last couple of days.
Her right hand is swelling and she has difficulty reaching the teeth.
Dental surgeon Dr Jana Esterholz told local station WSB-TV that she had to perform a few more procedures on the patient before she could remove the teeth for the patient to have them fitted.
“The patient has had her right hand bandaged for some time now and we thought we had to do some other procedures on her hand to get it back to the normal size,” Dr Esterhaltz said.
She said the procedure involved cutting a small incision into the patient’s hand.
Dr Esterholmz said the patient was in pain and her hand is swollen, but she was in no pain when she was removed from the operating table.
There were no complications to the surgery and the teeth were fitted.
Dr Evertholz said she hoped to have the operation completed in the coming days.
If you are experiencing any pain, swelling or any other discomfort, call the National Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222 or visit npohelp.gov.au