An unbelievably brave young man from India has just had over 500 teeth removed by surgeons.
The medical curiosity was discovered after the 7-year-old boy began to complain of an aching jaw. X-rays and scans showed that he had an unprecedented amount of additional teeth, many of which were in a sac embedded in his lower jaw.
His doctors are now using the story to reach out to the general public and encourage them to visit a doctor if they have any sort of jaw or oral discomfort.
The following video has some pretty amazing footage but do be warned, there’s some graphic medical procedures shown and it may be disturbing for some people.
His doctors believe that medical issue is the result of a very rare condition called compound composite odontoma. The condition caused the patient to develop a benign tumor in his month which was subsequently filled with small teeth.
It took two surgeons a few hours to remove all the teeth and the abnormal sec in the lower jaw. Thankfully there was no need to cause serious damage during the procedure and the patient was able to leave after a short 3 day stay at the hospital.
Definitely a pretty wild story with a great ending. Hopefully the young guy can get a bit of pain-free peace now.