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"The Whole Tooth" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 9. In this episode, Patrick has to lose his last baby tooth, but he is frightened.



In the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob and Patrick are having fun chewing on some saltwater taffy at Salmon Sal The Taffy Pal in the Bikini Bottom Fair. Patrick pulls some sweets in his mouth when suddenly, he begins to feel pain and assumes that it has something to do with his teeth. SpongeBob suggests that Patrick should go to the dentist. Although Patrick does not want to because he is afraid of the dentist, he reluctantly goes.

At the dentist's office, Dr. Mundane checks Patrick's teeth and finds that he still has a baby tooth. He tells Patrick that to make the pain stop, he needs to extract the tooth so the adult tooth can grow in its place. But Patrick refuses to let his tooth go. As they head home, SpongeBob tells Patrick about Tooth Island, a place where the Tooth Fairy sends baby teeth after being extracted from someone's mouth. Patrick still refuses to leave his baby tooth and claims that he knows what is best for it.

As time goes by, Patrick continues to suffer pain in his mouth and finally decides to get his tooth to the Tooth Fairy. Squidward, who does not believe in the Tooth Fairy, rants that there is no such thing. He bets that if SpongeBob and Patrick could prove that if there is a Tooth Fairy, he will eat a bucket of raw chum meat, which disgusts them. SpongeBob suggests to have Patrick's tooth removed, but Patrick does not want to and runs away. SpongeBob pursues Patrick in a chase and finally catches him. When SpongeBob shows him photos of how SpongeBob's teeth were handled, Patrick finally decides that it is time to have his tooth removed.

"Tooth Ferry."

Dr. Mundane successfully extracts the tooth, and at night, Patrick puts his tooth under the pillow so he can go to Tooth Island. While Patrick is sleeping, SpongeBob sneaks in to take Patrick's tooth. However, he gets caught by Squidward, thinking that he proved the Tooth Fairy is not real. Patrick is disappointed and believes that SpongeBob has betrayed him. But SpongeBob does not believe that and takes Patrick and Squidward to the docks. There, he shows them the real Tooth Ferry, which turns out to be a cruise ship. Patrick is overjoyed, says good-bye to his tooth, and gets a dollar, which he tells SpongeBob to put under his pillow for tomorrow. After the ship departs, SpongeBob and Patrick punish Squidward for trying to ruin their friendship (and ranting that the ferry does not exist) and force him to eat a bucket of chum meat as he bet earlier, which results in him in losing his teeth, which swim to the Tooth Ferry, as the episode ends.


Vincent Waller confirmed this episode on Twitter on May 17, 2016.[1]


On June 14, 2016, nearly a month after it was confirmed, Vincent Waller posted an image from this episode on his Twitter account.[2]



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Train - Victor Cavini [Title card]
  Welcome to Glove World - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [The opening]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 4 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick covered in mouse traps/SpongeBob covered in mouse traps.]
  New Vibe Hits 2007 - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob wonders where Patrick is.]
  Welcome to Glove World - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick hides at bottle toss stand.]
  A Touch of Elegance - Ray Hartley [Patrick and SpongeBob wait at the dentist's office.]
  Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford [Patrick fears about the dentist.]
  Ode to Peter Cushing - Colin Towns [Patrick enters the dentist's room.]
  Befuddled Gent - Phil Green [Dr. Mundane enters.]
  Toy Piano 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Baby tooth in Patrick's mouth]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1A - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick spits out SpongeBob.]
  Animal Antics [#45] - Phil Green ["I still have a baby tooth?"]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford ["I need to extract the tooth."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 13B - Jeremy Wakefield ["You leave my baby tooth alone, you monster!"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Tooth Island?"]
  M'Wanna - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob talks to Patrick about Tooth Island.]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Patrick walks off.]
  The Donut Dilema (With Triangle) - Nicolas Carr [Patrick's baby tooth crying at night.]
  Another Krusty Krab Day - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick trying to eat a Krabby Patty.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2A - Jeremy Wakefield [Craig Mammalton leaves the Krusty Krab.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 21 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I guess I have to get my tooth to the Tooth Fairy."]
  Shock Happening 1 - Harry Lubin [SpongeBob and Patrick gasp.]
  Silly Bob Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward says there is no tooth fairy/SpongeBob tries to convince Patrick to go to the dentist.]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick runs away from SpongeBob.]
  Hillbilly Chase - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob chases Patrick.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16C - Jeremy Wakefield [Baby worms return to the old lady.]
  A Fishy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob shows Patrick a photo album of when he had a baby tooth pulled out.]
  Terror - Alan Braden [Close-up of the old lady's teeth]
  A Touch of Elegance - Ray Hartley [Patrick and SpongeBob are at the dentist again.]
  Flextone Sting - Nicolas Carr
  Light Link 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [The dentist gives Patrick his baby tooth.]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob is about to take Patrick's baby tooth.]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick is upset.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 32A - Jeremy Wakefield ["Follow me, and I'll show you."]
  Hawaiian Train - Victor Cavini [Patrick's baby tooth goes to the Tooth Ferry.]
  12th Street Rag with Bass - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The ending]




  • This episode was originally titled "The Tooth, The Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth."
    • In the Russian dub, the episode is titled "Зуб, только зуб и ничего, кроме зуба" which translates to the original title.
    • If the title was not shortened, this would have been the episode with the longest title in the series.
    • The title was most likely shortened for being too long.
  • This episode pokes fun of the tooth fairy not existing as an actual fairy.
  • This episode marks the return of the production track "Hawaiian Train" after it last played in "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants."
    • This also marks its last usage to date.
  • This episode marks the last for several things:
    • The last time Paul Tibbitt is credited as an executive producer before leaving the series.
    • The last episode to be written by Kyle McCulloch.
    • The last episode for "The SpongeBob Challenge."
    • The last episode to air on Kanal D in Romania.

Cultural references

  • Both the final title and the original title reference the phrase "The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
  • SpongeBob's "My friendship sense is tingling" line references Spider-Man's "My spidey sense is tingling."


  • When Patrick's baby tooth is removed, its blue cap is gone.
  • Before Patrick started crying on his rock, the color of his tongue is pink instead of red.
  • Squidward is shown to have eight teeth when they break apart from his mouth, yet more than eight go into the ocean.