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Seven-year-old Indian boy has EIGHTY teeth removed after complaining of pain in his upper jaw

Seven-year-old Indian boy has EIGHTY teeth removed after complaining of pain in his upper jaw

A seven-year-old boy has had 80 teeth removed from his upper jaw in Mumbai, India.

The four-hour operation was performed at Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital after the young boy was diagnosed with Odontoma.

The rare type of tumor affects the jaw or gums and causes ‘toothlets’ to develop, made up of enamel and dentin – two materials found in teeth.

The cluster of cells had formed in the boy’s upper jaw and caused an abscess.

Dental surgeons told The Times of India: ‘The patient had visited us five days ago with abscess in upper jaw. Upon medical investigations, it was diagnosed a case of odontoma. We planned the surgery and removed 80 teeth after clearing abscess, which is rare in tender age.’

In July this year, doctors in India performed a similar operation on a 17-year-old boy who had 232 teeth growing in his jaw.

Ashik Gavai was admitted to JJ Hospital in Mumbai with a swelling in his mouth after complaining to his parents over a long period of time about worsening pain.

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When doctors opened up his mouth, they discovered hundreds of pearl-like ‘teeth’ growing in his jaw.

Head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar said: ‘We operated on Monday and it took us almost seven hours. We thought it may be a simple surgery but once we opened it there were multiple pearl-like teeth inside the jaw bone.’

Doctors recommend the removal of such ‘toothlets’ as they can cause pain and infection as well as further complications if they are left to develop.

Source: dailymail.com

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