He may be retired, but Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bryan Clay still has use for his javelin.

Earlier this week Clay's 5-year-old daughter, Ellie, told her parents that one of her teeth had nearly come out. It was hanging by a thread.

Rather than simply pull it out, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist devised a unique way to extract the tooth:

Ellie shows some serious toughness in this video, not letting as much as a squeal escape during the "procedure." She even calmly asks for water.

And for those worrying about the actual tooth and its monetary value, it was recovered.

Clay got props from all sorts of people on Twitter, including a dentist:

Fellow Olympian track and field athlete Lolo Jones asked Clay for some help with her wisdom teeth:

So how does this compare to the pro wrestler who pulled his 8-year-old son's tooth with Chevy Camaro?

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