(Image source from: Dental surgeons extract 232 teeth from a teen's mouth})
Indian dental surgeons extracted 232 small "tooth-like structures" from the mouth of a teenage boy with a rare medical condition called complex odontoma .
The17-year-old boy, who hails from a small village in western India, has been complaining of severe jaw pain and swelling for more than one and half year.
Surgeon Dr. Vandana Thoravade, who operated Ashik Gavai, explained that the boy suffered from complex odontoma, a rare condition where tumors grow under a gum and forms smaller tooth-like growths called denticles.
"We are very happy, while operating, we were removing one after another denticles and passing on to the medical staff to keep, but when surgery was over and when we spread the denticles and started counting ... while doing the surgery we were unaware that (there were) so many, so many, so many denticles."
It took seven hours to extract all the denticles in the operation. The teen is recovering.
AW: Suchorita Choudhury