Friday, 25 July 2014

Indian Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teenager's Mouth After He Complained Of Toothache

MUMBAI, INDIA - JULY 22: Teeth which were removed from 17-year-old Indian teen Ashique Gavai's mouth are seen at a hospital in Mumbai, India, July 22, 2014. During the surgery 232 teeth had been removed from the boy's mouth. (Photo by Imtiyaz Shaikh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Doctors in India were stunned to find that a teen complaining of toothache had a world record 232 fangs inside his mouth.

Ashik Gavai, 17, visited Sir J.J. Hospital in Mumbai after feeling pain in the right side of his mouth.

At first, medics couldn't diagnose the issue. The teeth vary greatly in size, with 'some as tiny as a grain of mustard and some the size of a marble.'

But a series of tests then revealed there was an abnormal growth on the second molar on his lower right jaw.

After further investigation, doctors were shocked to find scores of tiny teeth popping out.

"These pearlies were of varying sizes, some as tiny as a grain of mustard and some the size of a marble," said Dr Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar, head of the hospital's dental department, according to the India Times.
Medics at Sir J.J. Hospital in Mumbai spent seven hours hammering and chiseling out the teeth.
"At the final count, we had a total of 232 of them. The fact that it was coming from a single molar was very unique," she added.

Medics spent seven hours chiseling and hammering the teeth out - one-by-one.

They left Gavai - who'd traveled to Mumbai from his village in Buldhana district in Amravati region after enduring the pain for 18 months - with 28 gnashers, reports the BBC.

Dhivare-Palwankar described the case as "very rare" and revealed that in all of her 30-year career, she'd "not seen anything like this."

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