In the 2015 American biographical sports drama film Concussion, it is claimed that Mike Webster

pulled his own teeth out and superglued them back in.

Is this claim true?


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According to League of Denial: The NFL's concussion crisis:

Pam Webster: His teeth were falling out. His body—he had cellulitis. He had a heart—his heart, you know, was getting enlarged.

Colin Webster, son: You know, he was supergluing his teeth back into his head, and he actually made that work.

So, according to his wife and son, yes he was gluing teeth, but he wasn't pulling out good teeth, rotten teeth were falling out.

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    Sounds like he wasn't actually pulling them out himself but rather they were just falling out?
    – Some Guy
    Apr 22, 2016 at 15:08
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    @AdrianLarson he wasn't pulling out good teeth, these were rotten teeth that fell out or were about to fall out, I don't know exactly
    – DavePhD
    Apr 22, 2016 at 15:14
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    @AdrianLarson I think they just fell out. Another quote is "his teeth began to fall out. He couldn't afford a dentist, and so 'he'd Super Glue his teeth back into his head,' said Colin" books.google.com/… Colin also said this was about 10 teeth that were lost and then superglued, which was "kind of awesome in a not necessarily so awesome way".
    – DavePhD
    Apr 22, 2016 at 15:29

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