Doctors Removed 526 Teeth From The Mouth Of A 7-year-old Boy

526 teeth have been removed from the mouth of a seven-year-old boy in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state. The doctor believes that in addition to genetic traits behind such abnormal teeth, radiation arising from mobile towers may also be one of the reasons. 21 teeth remained in the mouth of the boy. In fact, seven years of Rabindranath had swelling in the right cheek for several years. Father S Prabhudas told that he had speculated that son's teeth were rotten. But when he took the son to the doctor to investigate the teeth of Rabindranath, they found out that the boy has 526 teeth.

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The report itself was a surprise to the doctor. The biggest challenge facing the doctor and family was to prepare the child for surgery. After last surgery, all extra teeth have been removed from the boy's mouth. Now he is not suffering from swelling or pain in the mouth. The issue was brought to the media on Wednesday.

Doctors at the private clinic told that it took five hours for the boy's surgery.  College doctor Senthilnathan said that this is a great achievement in the field of surgery. He said that in order to perform surgery, he drill from above rather than breaking the bone near the jaw. The good thing is that there is no need to do anything to repair the jaw of the boy.

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"The parents first noticed the swelling when the boy was three years old. But they didn't bother much as the swelling wasn't much then and the boy did not cooperate with investigative procedures either. Later as swelling increased, the parents brought the boy to our clinc," P Senthilnathan, Professor - Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the clinic on Wednesday, said.

Dr. Pratibha Ramani, associate in this surgery, said that she never saw so many teeth in a human's mouth. She said that the possibility of removing the tooth again is very rare at the moment. Although both doctors could not explain any such reason behind such teeth.

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In words of Dr Ramani, "There were a total of 526 teeth ranging from 0.1 millimeters (.004 inches) to 15 millimeters (0.6 inches). Even the smallest piece had a crown, root and enamel coat indicating it was a tooth."

"I am very happy now that my child is fine. I am relieved. He is eating happily and leading a normal life," the boy's father told.

by Mamatha Reddy | Fri, Aug 02 - 11:13 AM

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