That title is totally accurate. Dr. S... Did pull all my teeth at once. What I had left.
I still had most of my left side teeth, but not many of my right.
I was born without much enamel, or dentine. They were called chalk teeth. I'm told they are fairly rare. My mother swore up and down she drank a lot of milk while carrying me.
I believe her. Smoking is now known to be the usual cause. She chain smoked from around eight years old.
so when I went to the dentist at the age of thirty one, it was with a mouth full of pain, and nothing in there that did not hurt.
the dentist told me they should have been removed by the time I was fifteen.
Then proceeded to pull all that were left.
He did give me novocaine, And pain pills afterwards.
But it was believed at that time, and in that area, that if you put the dentures right in after the surgery. Oh yes, the roots of several were wrapped around bone and had to be cut out.
Your humorus side of it?
His final sentence.
"You probably think me sadistic, but I'm not."
Duh, I thought he was, and still do.
Plus, they never did fit. Dentist after dentist has tried to fit me with dentures. Not one pair has ever fit.
Call me the toothless old Hag of Gather. I can get them paid for between Medicare and Copes, but no dentist will take them. They don't pay enough.
The only foods I cannot eat are raw carrots, raw turnips, and such.
And I love raw veggies. That's life.