500 teeth removed from 7 years old boy mouth


More than 500 teeth have been removed from a child’s mouth in India, doctors said.

The X-ray of the teeth in the young boy's mouth before removal
The X-ray of the teeth in the young boy’s mouth before removal

The seven-year-old boy had complained to his parents since the age of three that he had a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw.

After four years of discomfort, doctors in Chennai discovered a large growth within his jaw.

Hundreds of hard structures were found within the lump, which was around five by three centimetres in size.

Different sizes and shapes of the 500 removed teeth
Different sizes and shapes of the 500 removed teeth

Once it had been removed, medical staff cut it open and found 526 teeth of varying sizes inside.

Dental surgeon Dr Senthilnathan said: “The tumour is very nicely demarcated from rest of the bone and it’s a four-to-five centimetre into three centimetre size in the right side of the lower jaw that is completely removed and taken out.

“Then the tumour mass was given to the histopathology department, then finally we come to know that there was 526 teeth which were present in the entire sac.”

The growth was identified as a compound composite odontoma.

In a similar case from 2014, 232 teeth were removed from the mouth of a Mumbai teen.

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