Boy Pulls Out Teeth after Dad Puts Off Dentist

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment after his teenage son tried to pull out his own teeth because he hadn't been taken to a dentist.

40-year-old Francisco Torres told a Northampton County judge Monday that he "procrastinated" about get the boy dental care.

Police say the boy tried to pull out his teeth after complaining of pain for several months. He broke two teeth and needed emergency surgery to have the fragments removed. He is now 14.

Torres told the court he had insurance problems that contributed to the delay.

Torres' attorney requested a psychological evaluation be completed before his client's scheduled sentencing in December.

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