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80 Teeth Removed From 7-Year-Old Indian Boy

Last updated 3 years ago

For most people with a normal smile, the 32 teeth they are given are hard enough to keep healthy. But one boy in India had a whopping 80 teeth grow in, which he then had to get removed. The seven year old from Mumbai had the surgery on December 26th, 2014.

The boy was brought into Maharaja Yeshwantrao hospital to be treated for painful abscesses in his upper jaw. The father was initially worried it could be a cancerous tumor. When x-rays were performed the doctors noticed an excessive amount of dental tissue grown in the upper jaw, and they diagnosed the boy with odontoma. Odontoma is a rare but benign tumor made up of dental tissue growing in the gum or jaw. The International Business Times reported that the doctors ended up extracting 80 teeth from the boy's small 5x3.5cm abscess during a four hour operation. Truly a huge number, but not as many as a July 2014 operation which resulted in 232 teeth being taken out of 17 year old Ashik Gavai, who had the same condition.

Dr Dhivare-Palwankar, head of dentistry of JJ Hospital were Gavai was treated commented that the number of removed teeth could very well likely been a world record.

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