In India, dentists removed 526 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy who complained about toothache. According to specialists, this is the first time so many teeth have been removed from someone's mouth.
Doctors at Chennai Hospital, where X-rays were taken, found a bag full of "abnormal" teeth in the boy's lower right jaw. The operation was on July 11, but the specialists needed time to examine the teeth and confirm their findings before they announced the news.
Tamil Nadu: 526 teeth were removed from the lower jaw of a 7-year-old boy at a hospital in Chennai. Dr Senthilnathan says, "A 4×3 cm tumour was removed from the lower right side of his jaw, after that, we came to know that 526 teeth were present there." pic.twitter.com/yBGohNBa7r— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2019
"The parents had noticed the swelling when the boy was three years old, but the real condition went unnoticed because the teeth embedded in the jaw were not visible," said Pratibha Ramani of the Saveetha Dental College and hospital.
“A total of 526 teeth, ranging from 0.1 millimeter to 15 millimeters in size, were removed by our team. All the pieces were teeth because they had a crown, carrot and enamel, "Ramani added.
"It resembled pearls in an oyster," the doctors said in a statement after the meticulous five-hour operation to remove the many teeth, which together weighed 200 grams.
Three days hospital
According to Ramani, this is the first documented case where so many teeth were found in an individual. In 2014, a government hospital in Mumbai pulled 232 teeth from the jaw of a teenager.
The operation went well and three days after the operation the boy was allowed to leave the hospital with 21 healthy teeth.