40-year-old Francisco Torres from Pennsylvania 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.
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.
The boy broke two teeth and needed emergency surgery to have the fragments removed following his self-surgery. He is now 14.
Torres told the court he had insurance problems that contributed to the delay.