After their son was having a swelling in his mouth they believed it was a tooth decay, but after a CT scan was done the parents as well as a team of dentists were stunned to see the boy has 526 teeth in his mouth.
The boy was taken to a hospital in Chennai city in India, were a team of dentists had a hard task to remove hundreds of teeth embedded in the seven years old boy’s jaw.
The operation took five hours, according to Tweet it says “Tamil Nadu: 526 teeth were removed from the lower jaw of a 7-year-old boy at a hospital in Chennai. Dr Senthilnathan says, “A 4×3 cm tumors was removed from the lower right side of his jaw, after that, we came to know that 526 teeth were present there.”
The teeth were in a sac in his jaw, the sac was removed during the surgery, the main challenge of this procedure was to make sure the sac does not burst open inside the jaw.
The boy did not want to undergo the surgery, doctors and family members had to convince him for hours.
This procedure was a first for the doctors in Chennai and the case is very rare, in 2014 doctors in India extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17 year old boy and the operation took them 7 hours.