ISLAMABAD: In a rare case that has surprised even the medical fraternity, more than 232 teeth were extracted from the mouth of a 17-year-old Buldhana boy in a seven-hour-long operation in a private Hospital of Mumbai, India.
The boy, Ashik Gavai, who studies in Class 10, hails from a lower middle class family. Dr Vandana Thoravade, ENT. surgeon, said, “Two hundred and thirty two was the number of teeth we could count.There were many more. The total number of teeth must be more than 350,” DECCAN Chronicle reported.
“The boy had been suffering for the past one-and-a-half years and the fact that he had lived with it for such a long time was shocking.
The highest number of teeth extracted by doctors has been 25 or 32. This is the first time we have extracted so many teeth from the mouth of a patient. This is a world record,” added Dr Thoravade.
Dr Reshma Hanwate. The doctors were shocked to find tooth after tooth hidden in the form of a crown.
Dr Thoravade said, “Wisdom teeth usually erupt between 17 and 25 years of age.For some people, they erupt normally while for others, they may be impacted by the fact that we have a smaller jawline.
In the boy’s case, the wisdom teeth were completely buried in the jawbone giving rise to multiple roots and hence, multiple teeth.”
Source : APP