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Woman seeks medical help after Halloween zombie costume teeth get stuck

A woman got quite the scare when a ghoulish bridge tied to her teeth wouldn't come out (WSYX/WTTE)

An Alabama woman's Halloween fun turned into a nightmare when she couldn't get her costume off.

It cost Ann Tew $3 to finish her transformation into the undead, but that expense grew when her fake teeth wouldn't come out.

"I was trying to remove them then because they were just tight," said emphasizing the pain she was in," Tew told WKRG

Tew realized the adhesive she used wasn't temporary.

"It went on and on and I was trying to get them out. They wouldn't budge. I even took a pair of wire clippers and cut the tips off of those (ghoulish bridges)."

She didn't know if she should go to E.R. but eventually found an emergency dentist, Dr. John Murphy, who was willing to help.

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

Murphy wasn't surprised this happened based on the "natural state" of human's teeth.

"Your gums can sometimes cause them (teeth) to be adhered and stuck," Murphy said.

Tew learned a valuable lesson, one she hopes she can help others.

"Never will I put anything like that (zombie costume teeth) back in my mouth."

Tew is currently looking into legal options after the incident.


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