A vampire with a toothache

Vampires are scary. Visits to the dentist can be scary. So what could be scarier than a vampire with a toothache? In this hilarious YouTube video, a vampire in pain visits an emergency dentist, and ends up biting off more

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Stephen King loves this dental thriller

Did you know that one of Stephen’s King’s ten favourite books is about a dentist? Specifically, a turn-of-the-century novel about a San Francisco dentist, McTeague, that’s become a minor classic of American literature. What has changed in dentistry since the

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David Letterman visits an emergency dentist

Like many comedians, David Letterman has made dentist jokes a staple of his career. In honour of his last show, which will take place on Wednesday, May 20, let’s revisit an early Letterman episode about a visit to an emergency

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Tenderly treating a lion’s cracked tooth

Tenderly treating a lion’s cracked tooth

A lion named Trouble lived up to his name when he cracked a tooth. The African lion, who lives in a wildlife park in Australia, was treated by a vet who normally treats much smaller cats. The veterinarian-turned-emergency-dentist removed half

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Does clove oil relieve tooth pain?

Does clove oil relieve tooth pain?

If you go to a health food store, you might notice that clove oil is touted as a natural remedy for toothaches and other dental emergency pain. But is this claim really true? Clove oil is an essential oil, extracted

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Repairing Berlin’s “broken tooth” church

Repairing Berlin's broken tooth church

As all Berliners know, you should never give up on a cracked or broken tooth. This holds true whether the tooth in question is one that can be repaired by an emergency dentist — or by an architect. Standing in

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No, that’s not Chewbacca in the dentist’s chair

No, thats not Chewbacca in the dentists chair

An orangutan who looks remarkably like Chewbacca can now chew without pain thanks to a root canal. Every day, as part of their daily health check, the zookeepers at the Auckland Zoo ask the orange primates to open their mouths.

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This toothache remedy is NOT recommended by your dentist

This toothache remedy is NOT recommended by your dentist

File this one under “history of dentistry.” It seems hard to believe now, but cocaine was once touted as a remedy for tooth pain. The photo shows a 19th-century advertisement for a toothache remedy that would certainly not pass muster

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“Auntie Toothache” by Hans Christian Andersen

Auntie Toothache by Hans Christian Andersen

Who says that emergency dentistry cannot be a subject for great literature? “Aunty Toothache” by Hans Christian Andersen is a parable about friendship and art. In the story, teeth serve as symbols of friendship, and losing a tooth foreshadows the

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Did this polar bear have a killer toothache?

Did this polar bear have a killer toothache?

Here’s a scary consequence of not treating tooth pain: wild animals that prey on humans are sometimes found, post mortem, to be suffering from toothache. Because the afflicted animals have damaged or infected teeth, they are unable to hunt for

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