Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Well, it may be an unpleasant place to be, but it is something that has to be done if we want to stay healthy. But, if you thought your trip to the dentist was bad, then you’ve got to hear the story of this seven-year-old boy who had a total of 576 teeth removed at in one day!
During surgery in Chennai, India, doctors extracted 526 teeth from a 7-year-old boy’s mouth. According to a declaration from Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, the child was taken to the hospital with bleeding in his throat. Doctors chose to operate on him and found out what they said looked like a “bag-like mass” weighing nearly half a pound containing the teeth.
“This is the first ever case to be documented world wide, where so many minute teeth were found in a single individual,” the Saveetha Dental College said.
The declaration said the disease was known as “compound odontome,” and the extraction of the teeth took an entire five hours of surgery.
When he was 3 years old, the relatives of the boy first carried him to a hospital after they discovered swelling in his reduced correct jaw. But the kid did not collaborate with physicians, so the dental college said his situation was undiagnosed.
Wow, what a crazy story! I’ve never heard of anything like that before! What do you think?
Surgeons in India removed 526 teeth from a 7-year-old boy's mouth, according to a report from CNN.
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