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Polar Bear with Sore Head Sees Dentist

October 26, 2021
by BBC News

A dauntless dentist has removed a broken tooth from a 600kg (1,322lb) bear with a sore head.

The hour-long operation on three-year-old polar bear Sisu warded off the possibility of a severe infection.

As well as taking out the damaged gnasher, specialist Dr Peter Kertesz created a new canine for the bear.

“Sisu will now have a perfectly functioning tooth for the rest of his life,” said the animal dentist after the procedure in Yorkshire.

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