All we have to say is holy heinous. This video of a man popping his own tooth cyst might be the worst thing we’ve ever seen, like, EVER.
Let us introduce you to Jeremie Ramey, a man who decided to take his tooth infection treatment into his own hands. He ended up with an abscess on his lower jaw and the medication he received from doctors wasn’t helping. So, as one does, Ramey got out his manicure scissors and did what he had to do. His video capturing the event has racked up over 8 million views.
WARNING: Please don’t watch if you’re planning on eating a meal in the next few hours — or days.
Listen, we warned you. You can’t unsee it now!
Abscesses are caused by bacteria entering into a mouth injury. The wound will swell and produce pus. But if there’s no way for the pus to drain, the abscess will grow larger and more painful, like Ramey’s did. Although it’s hard to ignore the painful symptoms of an abscess, if left untreated, the infection can linger for months, or in some cases, years.
We don’t even want to know what a year-old abscess looks like.
All kinds of nasty things can happen when an abscess is left to fester. Bone damage, pus drainage into your mouth, or infection spreading to other parts of your body are just a few issues you might encounter if you leave that abscess alone.
In Ramey’s case, after draining his cyst, the pain and infection went away after about two days. But, we highly recommend you leave this kind of thing to a professional. Nip other infections and damage in the bud, and get yourself to a doctor when you feel something funky going on in your mouth.
Honestly, we don’t want to see your abscess-draining video go viral on YouTube next.