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The movie I was looking for is Pale Face starring Bob Hope. He has the same scene as Sellers, getting goofy on the laughing gas and then pulling the wrong tooth. Blake Edwards' version is much longer and funnier, but Hope and Sellers were different comic actors.
I don't think that it was done exactly, and there have been many different scenes with dentists and tooth mishaps. However if you are thinking it's Jimmy Cagney, there are two possibilities. The first is the original film "The Man Who Knew Too Much", (1934) which was a Hitchcock thriller. This featured a scene in a dentists chair where the dentist is ...
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