Woman seeks help when Halloween zombie teeth get stuck


An Alabama woman’s Halloween fun took a frightening turn when part of her costume got stuck.  

Anna Tew was removing her new zombie costume when she realized her fangs weren’t going anywhere. 

“I was trying to remove them then because they were just tight,” she said. Tew used the glue that came with the teeth, however, the adhesive was apparently not temporary. 

“It went on and on and I was trying to get them out. I tried until it was like 2 o’clock [in the morning]. They wouldn’t budge.” Tew continued, “I even took a pair of wire clippers and cut the tips off of those.”

She says she was in excruciating pain but wasn’t sure whether she should go to an emergency room. Eventually, she found an emergency dentist.

“He talked about drilling. They had a saw, talked about taking [them] off in sections, and they couldn’t numb it because they were scared they would actually pull my teeth out,” said Tew. “So he went in and picked and pulled and I squealed like a baby and they got them out.”

Dr. John Murphy rescued Tew’s teeth at his office at the Alabama Family Dental. 

“Just the natural state of your teeth and your gums can sometimes cause something to adhered and get stuck,” Dr. Murphy explained. 

Tew says she learned a painful lesson, one she hopes her story will save others from.

Come Halloween Tew’s Zombie will just    

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