(NaturalNews) It's a nightmare scenario. You go to see your dentist. He drugs you into a stupor and begins pulling not one, not two, but all thirty-two of your teeth. As you come out of your stupor, he sends you on your way - toothless, as he disappears behind a dark curtain.
This couldn't be any more real for young Christopher Crist. The 21-year-old autistic man from Indiana is completely toothless after his visit to the Amazing Family Dental clinic in Indiana.
He recalls, "It (the pills) made me loopy and as they were doing that, they were shooting my gums with the numbing gel.
Christopher came to the dentist needing three teeth pulled, but the dentist took all thirty-two.
Was it a simple miscommunication between the autistic young man and the dentist? Was patient information misplaced?
One would think that the dentist would have stopped pulling teeth somewhere after the fourth and fifth tooth. Instead he plowed ahead, taking every last one. Was malice involved?
According to young Christopher, the mix up came after the dentist put him on the pain killer. He recalls, "They took the first three teeth that I asked them to and then they just kept going."
Obviously, the young autistic man was too far gone on pain medication from being able to stop the dentist.
Christopher's family said they coached their autistic son on how to give instructions to the dentist about which three teeth to pull. Evidently, the dentist bypassed any advice, leaving Christopher to wake up after the operation, looking in the mirror at no teeth whatsoever.
Clinic refuses to cooperate
Christopher's family told the local news reporters that they are trying to retrieve their son's patient file, as they push to file a complaint with the state of Indiana. The Amazing Family Dental Clinic is refusing to cooperate. They contend they cannot release patient information. The dentist is not coming forward either and has not been identified.
Why isn't the dentist taking responsibility and why is the practice leaving everyone in the dark? Maybe they are afraid of a lawsuit.
In fact, a lawsuit may be on its way. Christopher has been spending time in a hospital with an infection. His toothless mouth may be evidence enough.
In dealing with an autistic man, the dentist should have been even more attentive, double checking over and over which teeth he needed to remove. Maybe the practice is a phony altogether.
Either way, Christopher must now live without a full set of teeth, and he is not too happy.
He contends, "I am going to look like a freak now. Honest to God."