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Dentist interupts op due to 'personal problems'

Dentist interupts op due to 'personal problems'

Published: 06 Sep 2011 08:47 GMT+02:00
Updated: 06 Sep 2011 08:47 GMT+02:00

The woman went to her dentist back in August 2010 for the removal of a troublesome wisdom tooth which had not yet broken through the gum, according to a report in the local Hallandsposten daily.

She was placed under anaesthetic and the dentist began the operation by making an incision in her mouth. The dentist at this point interrupted the ongoing operation, only to tell his patient that he would not be continuing.

By way of explanation, the dentist told the woman that as he was experiencing "personal problems" at home he was unable to concentrate and thus could not continue.

He then proceeded to sew up the incision in her mouth and completed the procedure without extracting her wisdom tooth.

The woman was left unsatisfied with her treatment and has decided to file a report of the matter to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) alleging malpractice.

There are no further details on whether the woman has since successfully had her wisdom tooth removed.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

10:32 September 6, 2011 by Shibumi
Kudos to the dentist for his ability to assess that he was in no condition to continue the operation and to interrupt the procedure rather than risk injury to his patient. If this woman maintains that she would rather he had continued, she is an idiot.
11:51 September 6, 2011 by jacquelinee
@ Shibumi My thoughts exactly.
14:09 September 6, 2011 by JulieLou40
Yes, but he shouldn't even have been there if he knew he wasn't up to it. Highly unprofessional, never mind bloody kudos.
14:27 September 6, 2011 by oceanbnd
I thought he was professional for stopping where he did, rather then continue.
18:55 September 6, 2011 by Frobobbles
Hooray for an honest man
22:14 September 6, 2011 by Brucelee@stockholm.sweden
Be away from Doctor, as much as possible
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