Dentist Removes 15 Maggots From Girl’s Gum, And What Are You Guys Doing For Lunch?

This is exactly why I don’t go to the dentist. I chew tobacco, I take hiatuses from brushing, and the only thing I floss is this sick dragon chain I picked up at the kiosk in the mall. I’m pretty sure they’d pull bacteria out of my gums that caused Ebola. But ignorance is bliss.

Ana Cardoso, a 10-year-old Brazilian girl, is a braver person than I am.

She was experiencing a “tingling” sensation on her gums but her mother initially didn’t pay much attention to it because Ana didn’t seem to be in pain.

I bet your wondering, why the fuck was this filmed? A spokesperson for the Dentist explained just that:

There were 15 maggots in her mouth so we videoed the removal for our records as it is a rare occurrence. We also wanted to show the girl’s family what had happened and warn others.

So much for that Patient-Doctor Confidentiality rubbish. Hey doc, while you’re at it, why don’t you film my next colonoscopy. Just stick a camera up my ass, put it on YouTube and laugh about it with your doctor friends while my friends don’t return my texts.

Anyway, Ana didn’t flinch once, and my eyes watered just watching it. You go, girl.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.