Anorak News | Look At The 232 Teeth Medics Pulled From A Teenager’s Mouth

Look At The 232 Teeth Medics Pulled From A Teenager’s Mouth

by | 25th, July 2014



ON the bright side, Ashik Gavai, 17, from Buldhana, India, has no ambition to be a reality TV star or song-contest judge? Had he wanted those showbiz dreams, cosmetic dentists at LA’s Nip ‘n’ Tuck surgeries would have been bleaching each of his 232 extra teeth, not pulling them out.

Gavai told doctors at Sir J.J. Hospital of a pain in his face. A large tooth was spotted. Inside it were lots more teeth.

“Initially, it was not very clear what it could be and so we decided to go in for surgery yesterday (Monday),” said Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar, head of the hospital’s dental department. “At the final count, we had a total of 232 small pearlies, all independently developing as teeth, coming out of that lone molar…

“We had to resort to the age-old, now outdated, chisel-mallet’ procedure to break down that hard formation as it was putting immense pressures on the jaw bone and surrounding healthy teeth.”

Gavai had a  ‘Complex Composite Odonntom’ or a benign tumour of the tooth.

What happened to the teeth? Well, that lump beneath the lad’s pillow might be more than one Fairy can handle…

Spotter: @khaleejtimes

Posted: 25th, July 2014 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink