Doctors Extract 526 Teeth From 7YearOld Boys Mouth

first_img Color-Changing Urine Test Could Help Detect CancerWatch: Doctors Find Brown Recluse Spider in Woman’s Ear Stay on target You could say this news is jaw-dropping. In a rare surgery, doctors in India removed 526 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy, who came in complaining of jaw pain.The boy was admitted last month at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, in the southern city of Chennai, because of swelling and pain near his molars in his lower right jaw, doctors said.His parents said he had experienced the swelling since he was 3, but when the conditioned worsened, he was brought to the hospital, Dr. P. Senthilnathan, professor at the dental college’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and one of two surgeons who operated on the boy, told India’s National Herald.Doctors scanned and x-rayed the boy’s mouth and found a sac embedded in his lower jaw. They performed surgery to remove the sac, which involved drilling into the jaw. Doctors said the sac itself weighed 200 grams.After emptying the sac to confirm its contents, doctors discovered hundreds of teeth, all of different sizes. Some of the teeth were reported to be one-tenth of a millimeter, while others were up to 15mm. However, all had the properties of teeth, with a crown and a molar.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 tumour was removed from the lower right side of his jaw, after that, we came to know that 526 teeth were present there.” pic.twitter.com/yBGohNBa7r— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2019It took doctors up to five hours to remove all the teeth from the sac, Senthilnathan told the National Herald.“It was reminiscent of pearls in an oyster,” the doctors said.The boy, named Ravindranath, was released three days after the surgery and is expected to make a full recovery — with a healthy count of 21 teeth.A 7-year-old boy complaining of jaw pain was found to have 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to the hospital in India where he was treated https://t.co/HRCaUxvEr3— CNN (@CNN) August 1, 2019Dr. Senthilnathan told CNN the discovery of the sac — and the teeth — showed the importance of seeking treatment for dental issues as early as possible. “You can see people in cities have better awareness but people who are in rural areas are not as educated or able to afford good dental health,” he said.In 2014, a similar case was reported in India when a teenager had 232 teeth removed in a seven-hour surgery.More on Geek.com:Eye Doctor Shares Graphic Photos to Warn Against Sleeping in ContactsDoctors Find Four Bees Living Inside Woman’s Eye (And Feeding On Her Tears)Kentucky Man Discovers Tiny Tick Embedded in His Eyelast_img

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