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More than 500 TEETH surgically removed from seven-year-old boy’s mouth

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After complaining of swelling and pain near his molars in his lower right jaw, a seven-year-old boy was admitted to hospital where surgeons discovered 526 teeth in his mouth. 

Dr Prathiba Ramani, the head of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, told CNN that scans and x-rays revealed a sac embedded in his lower jaw filled with ‘abnormal teeth’. 

Some of the teeth removed from the boy's mouth.
Some of the teeth removed from the boy’s mouth. (Credit: CNN)

‘There were a total of 526 teeth ranging from 0.1 millimeters to 15 millimeters. Even the smallest piece had a crown, root and enamel coat indicating it was a tooth,’ Dr Ramani said. 

The boy, who was released three days after the surgery, has been diagnosed with a rare condition called compound composite odontoma.

The boy was released from hospital after three days.
The boy was released from hospital after three days. (Credit: CNN)

Now, the seven-year-old, who is expected to make a full recovery, has a healthy amount of teeth – 21. 

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