Fake zombie fangs send Alabama woman to hospital

Published: Oct. 30, 2018 at 4:26 PM EDT
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An Alabama woman’s Halloween fun turned into a nightmare when she couldn’t get part of her zombie costume off.

Anna Tew only spent $3 to finish her transformation into the undead, but that expense grew when her fake teeth wouldn't come out, WREG reported.

Her fangs were glued directly to her teeth, but the adhesive was not temporary.

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

She said she was in excruciating pain and was deciding whether or not to go to the ER when she found a dentist who could 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.”

Dr. John Murphy, a dentist at Alabama Family Dental, was able to remove the fake teeth. He said, "Just the natural state of your teeth, and your gums can sometimes cause them to be adhered and stuck."

Tew said she learned a valuable lesson.

“Never do it again. Never will I put anything like that back in my mouth,” Tew said.

According to WREG, she is looking into legal options following her trouble.

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