A video is going viral after a laughing dentist decided to post it online. As it turns out, the man managed to do something to a female patient’s mouth that she was not expecting – and her face says it all when she realized what it was.
According to The Chive, Kenny Wilstead is the owner of and also works at Marshall Family Dental in Marshall, Texas. However, it seems that his business is getting a bit more attention than usual after a video of one of his patients went viral after being posted to social media.
In the footage, Kyleigha Scott can be seen sitting in a dentist chair after getting some work done – but this wasn’t your typical dentist visit. You see, Kenny explains that Kyleigha suffered a broken front tooth after being headbutted in a domestic violence incident by a now-ex-boyfriend quite some time ago as she was laying in bed.
While the woman was in for a checkup, Kenny spotted the tooth and decided to inquire about it, and it’s a good thing he did. As it turns out, Kyleigha was waiting for her tax return so that she could afford to finally have it fixed.
Fortunately for her, the dentist didn’t see a problem with doing it that day and was actually more than up to the challenge. In fact, Kyleigha explains that the procedure took about 10 minutes, and she was more than happy with the results. Even better yet, her face said more than words ever could have.
Posted by Kenny Wilstead on Thursday, October 12, 2017
As can be seen in the footage that was shared on Facebook, the woman was brought to tears by the dentist’s kindhearted gesture. Although it started with a simple smirk, the mere fact that she was no longer afraid to smile was more than enough to warrant a few tissues.
In all, the video has been seen over 100k times, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down either. “Whenever I look at people’s smile, I envision what it should look like and could look like. I took out her wisdom tooth pretty quick. She was brand new, I didn’t know her before that,” Wilstead told Chron.com Friday afternoon. “It took 10 minutes to do the whole thing; it’s a composite bond. It’s a white filling.”
Of course, it’s no wonder the clip has touched so many people as Kyleigha’s reaction was more than enough of a reward in and of itself. However, what Kenny did for this complete stranger is what so many people say is worth sharing here.
All too often, people can brush off the needs of others simply because we’re in a rush or it’s inconvenient, but fortunately, Kenny showed the world what can happen when you take just a few minutes out of your day to help someone else. You never really know how much someone is really struggling until you invest the time and effort into figuring that out.
However, it’s what you do with that information that can make all the difference – and most of the time, it really does. Anyone who needs any proof simply needs to watch this and see Kyleigha’s face after the fact – and you really don’t need any more convincing than that.