A 7 years old Indian boy has 526 teeth in his mouth

A 7 years old Indian boy has 526 teeth in his mouth

A seven-year-old boy in Chennai, India, complains of jaw pain. After investigation, the doctor found that there were 526 teeth in the mouth.

According to the information provided by the hospital that treated him, the child reportedly suffered from swelling around the molars of the right lower jaw.

When doctors do a CT scan and an X-ray of the mouth, they discover that "abnormal tooth" pockets are implanted in the lower part of the jaw.

Meanwhile, the surgery to remove the teeth took place last month, doctors still need time to examine it. This is to confirm their conclusions. After finding the bag, two surgeons immediately removed it from the child's mouth.

Then, the Ramani team took four to five hours to empty the bag to confirm its content and find hundreds of teeth.

"There are a total of 526 teeth spaced from 0.1 to 15 millimeters, even the smallest teeth have crowns, roots and enamel that indicate they are teeth," said the chief of oral pathology and maxillofacial of the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Dr. Prathiba Ramani told CNN.

On the basis of Ramani's statement, the child was allowed to return home three days after the operation. And should be completely healed.

Ramani said the child was suffering from a rare condition called composite odontoma compound. Ramani also said that the cause of this disease was not yet clear. But he explained the possibility of genetic factors or environmental factors such as radiation.

The child may have extra large teeth before. His parents told him that they noticed swelling of the jaw when the child was about 3 years old and that he had stopped him. But they can not do a lot of things. Do not want to be silent, they allow the doctor to examine it.

Dr. P. Senthilnathan, one of the two surgeons who operated the child, head of the hospital and department of maxillofacial surgery, explained to CNN in detail.

"Under the influence of general anesthesia, we pierced from the upper jaw." he said.

"We do not break the bones, we do not need reconstruction, you can think of it as a piece of balloon containing small pieces."

Senthilnathan also said that this discovery shows the importance of seeking treatment for dental health problems as soon as possible.

While awareness of dental and oral health needs to be improvised. Given the many problems encountered in rural areas.

"There are not many dentists, lack of education and poverty shows little awareness, and the problem is still there.

"You can see that people living in urban areas have a better awareness than those living in villages with no education or opportunity to get good dental health.

Dr. Senthilnathan said the cases at Ravindrath had all changed very well. The child now has 21 healthy teeth.

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