Answer: True. According to Sky News, a drop in the number of National Health Service dentists in the UK has caused a rise in do-it-yourself dentistry.
Almost a fifth (19%) of those questioned said they had missed out on dental work because of the cost.
The research found 6% had even resorted to treating themselves because they could not find a dentist.
The 5,000-plus patients who were interviewed also spoke of taking out their own teeth or fixing broken crowns with glue.
One person in Lancashire said he had carried out 14 separate extractions with a pair of pliers. [Link]
Fourteen extractions! I wonder if they were all intentional.
Lancashire man (in bathroom): "Bloody pliers!"
Wife: "What’s going on in there?"
Man: "Bloody pliers!"
Wife: "Stop using such language!"
Man: "All right then. My pliers are bloody!"
The British government needs to do something about this. They need to offer citizenship to that street dentist in India. At least he has lots of experience using pliers.