Stephenson on losing teeth: They 'just kind of disintegrate like dust'

Chris Lingebach
November 06, 2018 - 3:45 pm

Losing teeth is an accepted job hazard in the hockey profession.

That's not to say it doesn't hurt, or it's not shocking the first time it happens.

"The first time it was (the worst pain)," said Chandler Stephenson during The Morning Skate, presented by D.C. Lottery. "It just kind of felt like, you know, you see in movies when a grenade goes off – your ears are ringing and you can't really hear."

Stephenson's since adjusted to the feeling of getting smacked in the mouth with vulcanized rubber.

"There's some guys that will go a whole career with their real teeth," he said. "I have six fake teeth. So I think it's happened four or five times to me."

"Now it's just to the point where they just kind of disintegrate like dust," he said. "Nothing really too painful happens. They're just kind of gone into thin air."

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