Swelling in teen's jaw turns out to be 232 teeth

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    If you don't like visiting the dentist much, spare a thought for this poor 17 year old. He had a painful swelling in his gum, and when he went to the hospital, just look what doctors found....

    'Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.

    Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the BBC.

    The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and travelled to the city from his village after local doctors failed to identify the cause of the problem.

    Doctors have described his condition as "very rare" and "a world record".'

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-28437829
     

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  3. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Big Mouth: Surgeons Remove 232 Teeth from Teen in India

    Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. The condition results in benign tumors made of teeth-like structures...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/big-mouth-surgeons-remove-232-teeth-teen-india-n163891
     
  4. Steely Dan

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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/25/world/asia/india-abnormal-teeth/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    Teen gets 232 "teeth" removed in Mumbai
    By Sugam Pokharel and Zoe Li, CNN
    updated 2:14 AM EDT, Fri July 25, 2014

    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.

    Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old student from Buldhana, underwent the six-hour operation, which involved four doctors at Mumbai's J.J. Hospital on July 21.

    The teen had 232 denticles -- abnormal teeth-like growth -- lodged in his mouth due to a complex composite odontoma, a benign dental tumor....


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  5. TripleA

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    That is crazy! Poor kid. Glad that he was able to get them removed. Hope that he heals quickly.
     
  6. ebonydarkness

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    This is going to give me nightmares about my teeth falling out.
     

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