Little did I know that he was actually pulling out his tooth to get money from the tooth fairy. He did return triumphant, but also bleeding quite a lot! He bit on a piece of rolled gauze for about an hour..... all the while clutching that tooth and talking about which color duct tape he wanted to buy the next day.
He got his money and he got his duct tape. He also got a stern lecture about pulling out one's teeth for money. No one tell him you can sell your blood!