The man of the house will soon have to revisit the dentist to have some molars removed. As you can imagine he is NOT looking forward to this and is dealing with it by pretending it is not going to actually happen. Ignore it and it may go away. I have collected a few articles of things that have gone wrong in the dental surgery in order to torture him with at the appropriate time.
This one made me laugh. (The Mercury 20th May 1953) What on earth was going on with this first guy that he just pulled a kids teeth without checking if the parents were around to pay! Very un-dentist-like!
The next lady was very unfortunate to wake up with an empty mouth, but at least she will never have to go back to the dentist again!