Grandfather stunned when dental X-ray shows pellet that was shot into his jaw when he was TEN

By December 8, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

A grandfather was shocked when a routine X-ray showed that a gun pellet had been lodged in his jaw-bone for over 40 years.

Tommy Bennett, 51, had been undergoing routine tests before dental treatment when technicians discovered the bullet.

Tommy from Washington, Tyne and Wear, was undergoing checks to see if he could have dental implants fitted when medics at Newcastle Dental Hospital spotted the pellet….cosmetic dental london‘I told her that we didn’t and she sent me back to the technician with the X-rays and the first thing he turned round and said me was ‘Have you been shot?’.’ dental implants london..

Mr Bennett, who works as a roofer, realised the airgun pellet must date back to 1970, when he was ten, and was accidentally shot by a friend as they messed about with a weapon….dental implant london He said: ‘When we were little, anyone could walk about with an air pistol or a spud gun.

‘We were messing around when the gun went off.  He said he was aiming at my foot but it went just under my eye.

‘I did not think the pellet had gone in and my aunty put a bandage on the wound.

But the next day it was all swollen up and I had a black eye.’…‘My six-year-old grandson was asking if I had been in the war.’….Read more

Smile Clinic for general and cosmetic dentistry London with specialist in dental implants London, cosmetic veneers, smile makeover, cosmetic dental bridge and cosmetic denture. Bite and TMJ treatment London and root canal treatments London are also provided by specialist cosmetic dentist London. Check out our special Dental offers dental implant cost london, same day dental implants same day teeth using fast and fixed all on four cheap dental implants London

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
London Smile Care

About London Smile Care

Visiting Us

The London Smile Care Dental Clinic
2 Upper Wimpole Street,
London W1G 6LD

Tel: 020 7486 4861
Fax: 020 7486 4862
Mob: 07950 784 855

About London Smile Care

We are proud to provide the widest possible choice of private dentistry to our clients including: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Hygienist services / treating gum disease, Root Canal Treatments (Endodontics), Conventional and invisible Braces (Orthodontics), Occlusion / TMJ disorders, Sedation for the anxious patients

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.