Doctors remove 526 teeth from 7-year-old’s mouth

Published August 1, 2019 198 Plays

Rumble A 7-year-old boy mourning of jaw injury was found to have 526 teeth inside his mouth. The boy was exposed last month in the southern city of Chennai because of swelling and pain near his molars in his lower right jaw. When doctors examined and x-rayed his mouth they found a sac embedded in his lower jaw filled with abnormal teeth Dr. Prathiba Ramani the head of Oral and Pathology at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital.

While the surgery to separate the teeth took place last month doctors needed time to individually examine each tooth before they could confirm their findings.
After seeing the sac two surgeons removed it from the boy's mouth. Then Ramani's team took four to five hours to empty the sac to confirm its contents and found the hundreds of teeth. There were a total of 526 teeth extending from 0.1 millimeters (.004 inches) to 15 millimeters (0.6 inches). Even the most modest piece had a crown root and enamel coat indicating it was a tooth.

The boy was published three days after the surgery and is expected to make a full recovery Ramani said. boy was suffering from a very rare disease called compound composite odontoma. the condition is unclear but it could be genetic or it could be due to environmental agents like radiation. The boy actually may have had the other teeth for some time. His parents told doctors that they had noticed increasing in his jaw when he was as young as 3 but they couldn't do much about it because he would not stay still or enable doctors to examine him. Awareness about dental and oral health was growing though access in rural areas remained problematic. Earlier things like not as many dentists' lack of education debt meant that there was not as much awareness. These difficulties are still there.

You can see people in cities have a better experience but people who are in rural areas are not as educated or able to provide good dental health. In Ravindrath's case all have set out well the boy now has a healthy count of 21 teeth Dr. The boy in India had a large odontoma that made his lower jaw grow. It didn’t happen late. When his parents first noticed a bit of swelling 4 years ago they took him to a hospital Saveetha Dental College says in its news announcement. But the swelling slowly got worse until Saveetha diagnosed him with the release. News reports say his surgery went well. And videos posted online show the 7-year-old smiling in a loved one’s arms.