By Hayley Pugh
If you’re scared of the dentist chair then look away now! As this gruesome footage shows a Russian dentist extracting his OWN wisdom tooth.
The eye-watering video sees Doctor Rustam Yakhyaev, 24, injecting himself with anaesthetic and spending several seconds pulling at his back tooth before it eventually pops out.
His mouth quickly fills with blood and the offending wisdom tooth falls out of his mouth before the dentist then stitches up the wound.
The gruesome video, which is not for the faint-hearted, has been watched almost 400,000 times online.
Dr Yakhyaev graduated from the Ural State Medical University in Yekaterinburg before moving to his hometown of Surgut, in central Russia, to work.
He said: “I work for a private clinic now. In the videos, I am at my previous practice.
“It was a completely new clinic and I always worked there without an assistant. That’s why I was alone when I pulled my own tooth out.
“I pulled my the lower right wisdom tooth because it was making me uncomfortable.
“I did an x-ray on it and it showed that it was impacted and needed to be removed.
“When I decided to do it myself I switched on the camera just to make it a little more entertaining.
“It really wasn’t very difficult, and it wasn’t painful as I successfully anaesthetised myself beforehand.
“All in all I think it was a good experience and interesting for me to try.
“I was not expecting so many people to watch me do it however.”