Doctors remove 232 teeth from a 17-year-old boy

232 teeth

Doctors in India remove 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy according to BBC News.

Ashik Gavai had swelling in his jaw, but the doctors in his village were unable to tell him what was wrong.

He travelled to Mumbai where he was diagnosed with a rare condition.

“Ashik’s malaise was diagnosed as a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth. It’s a sort of benign tumour,” Dr Dhiware said.

The operation to remove the teeth took around seven hours and doctors say many of the teeth were very small and looked like pearls.

Read more: BBC News