7-year-old boy in India had 526 teeth removed from his mouth
Now that's what you call a mouthful.
CHENNAI, INDIA — A 7-year-old Indian boy who was suffering from on again off again toothaches was found to have a whopping 526 teeth inside his jaw—talk about a mouthful.
According to a press release from the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, the boy was taken to the hospital with swelling in his lower right jaw, where he was found to be suffering from compound composite odontoma — a benign tumor.
According to the Guardian, the army of teeth were crammed inside a 7-ounce sac that was tucked away in the molar region of his lower jaw.
According to the hospital, each tooth had a crown covered by enamel and a root-like structure, and ranged in size from 1mm to 15mm.
Doctors said this was the first time they've ever come across so many teeth in one person's pie hole.
The surgery bit into five hours of the boy's time, as surgeons meticulously removed every single extra tooth.
According to CBS News, when the boy was 3 years old, he was taken to the hospital with a swollen jaw, but refused to cooperate with doctors—probably because he was only 3. So his condition was left undiagnosed.
The Guardian reports that after chilling in the hospital for three days, he was discharged and is doing fine.
Looks like the tooth fairy is going to be taking quite the hit for this motherload of teeth. Hopefully she brings enough cash.
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