An Indian boy appears to be doing fine after he had 536 “teeth” surgically removed after his parents noticed his right jaw was swollen.
The boy’s parents thought the swelling was caused by a decayed tooth, but inside his lower jaw were 526 “teeth” that were not visible on the outside of the youngster’s cheek, the Times of India reported.
The boy, known only as Ravindranath, underwent surgery, which was reportedly inevitable, on July 11. Doctors removed the “denticles,” which are described as “abnormal teeth-like growths,” from a tumor during a five-hour procedure at Chennai’s Saveetha Dental College and Hospital. The head of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Senthilnathan, said the “teeth” were contained in a tiny sac, which had to be removed carefully to ensure they did not break or chip