Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Safe
Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX is to be contained in the centre of a 12mx12mx12m room. Circles with marked radii must be drawn around the centre of the room for each imperial foot (3.3m) up to a radius of 32ft (9.8m). No personnel may enter the circles unless given explicit authorisation detailing the circles they are allowed to pass. The item must be kept far from known locations of SCP-478 and its victims, and as a result is currently contained in Sector ██.
Description: SCP-XXX is a set of false teeth with a width of approximately 13.3 centimetres between the last molars of the top jaw, and 14.0 centimetres between the last molars of the bottom jaw. Both halves of the item measure approximately 7.5 centimetres in length and together weigh 14.3kg. Analysis of samples from the teeth and gum portions of the item show the teeth to consist of an alloy of 98% lead and 2% nickel, and the gum to be ordinary mahogany wood. The dentures have no magnetic or significant radioactive properties.
The range of SCP-XXX's effects appear to be directly proportional to the number of teeth in a victim – if a victim contains the usual set of 32 teeth, the effects will appear when the victim is within 9.754m (32ft) of the dentures. Personnel with no teeth have proven to be unaffected by the item, and only real teeth will respond to the effect. This implies the true range of the effect is technically infinite, and testing has produced a direct proportionality up to 236 teeth.
On entering a distance to the dentures which is less than the number of teeth the subject bears (in imperial feet), the subject will begin to feel their teeth lightly pushing into their gums. This causes their teeth to become more resilient and can result in loose teeth being re-fixed to the gum. The effect does not stop until the subject has moved out of the item's range, and the force becomes stronger over time.
Prolonged exposure on D-Class personnel has shown that the subject will experience excruciating pain in their upper and lower jaw as the teeth begin to push harder and further, until sunk entirely into the gums. Eventually, the teeth will rip through the skin of the top and bottom jaw: the lower teeth emerge between the chin and lips, and the upper teeth generally emerge around the base of the nose, (in some subjects the teeth have continued through the top of the head). This effect continues until all teeth have fully separated from the subject, leaving several large cavities through the subject's flesh where teeth have tunnelled through.
All subjects who have experienced prolonged exposure have passed out due to blood loss and extreme pain after the teeth have sunk fully into the gums, and require ████████ if still alive after testing. Subjects that have only experienced minor exposure to the item report stronger, healthier feeling teeth.
Addendum 1: The set of false teeth came to the attention of the Foundation when an article in a ██████ newspaper reported on a well respected dentist being imprisoned for murder. The article detailed that the nine year old victim “of the dentist” had died of blood loss after having his teeth removed “in the wrong direction” through large holes "drilled" through his face. The mother of the child stated she “only left the room for about five minutes”. Opinions from previous patients were included, which were oddly fond of their treatment, claiming that “just being in the building” made their teeth feel stronger. One patient added that “he [the dentist] was an eccentric man, interested in strange things - like that horrible set of teeth he kept in his theatre. I suppose it takes a warped mind to murder a child.”
Addendum 2: The effect of SCP-XXX on teeth has been identical for every organism tested, however the rate of the effect appears to change depending on the age, or life stage, of the organism. The slowest rate has been recorded at an age range of 42 to 58 years, and the fastest recorded rate at 9 and 87 years for human subjects.