Short horror film The Root of the Problem takes us to a dentist’s office in the 1950s, where a nervous housewife is waiting to have her wisdom teeth pulled. Once the anesthesia kicks in, things start getting very sinister. And it’s not just because that dentist looks like he wants to make love to her teeth.

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Ryan Spindell directed The Root of the Problem, and what makes it work is the way that the off-puttingly cheerful dentist and assistant create the sense that something malevolent is lurking beneath the surface, even before we get our big revelations. Next time you go to the dentist, just be sure he or she isn’t too excited about pulling out your chompers.

[via Short of the Week]