I had this tooth that was getting loose for a while and giving me some problems. It finally got infected so,... I decided to try yanking it out myself. I don't think there's any laws against it... LOL
... almost chickened out a couple times, but now I'm glad I did it that way.
First I lanced and drained it. That part hurt worse than the yanking. On the first pull, I was surprised it didn't come out real easy, and said to myself, "Do you really want to do this?". So, then I just decided to pull it a bit harder. That worked! Then I rinsed my mouth out with hydrogen peroxide and sucked on the hole to bleed it out real good. It did that and then stopped bleeding within minutes... no big deal I guess, just never have done it before. My jaw feels much better already.
I used the forceps in the pic to get a hold of it. I had them in my tool box in the shop. LOL
I might make myself a piece of jewelry with it. I have it soaking in hydrogen peroxide right now to whiten it up.
Hey! I saved my self a trip to the dentist,... hee hee hee