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A Pennsylvania teenager recently removed two of his own teeth after his father informed him that the family did not have dental insurance to cover the cost of treatment for his toothache, according to a recent article published by Reuters Health.
The news provider explained that the 14-year old pulled his teeth out with pliers due to pain and bleeding in his mouth.
"He did leave some fragments inside his mouth that later had to be removed, and the obvious concern by the doctor was … that there was the risk of infection," police Lieutenant Scott Casterline told the news source.
The incident highlights the serious complications that may arise if individuals do not have access to affordable dental plans.
According to the findings of a survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health, more than 22 percent of American children do not have dental insurance and nearly 27 percent have not visited a dentist within the past year. The organization also noted that kids who do not have this type of insurance are less likely to receive preventive care and have an increased risk of suffering from unmet dental health needs.
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