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Dentist removes 526 teeth from 7-year-old






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A dentist in India removed 526 small teeth from a seven-year-old boy. The boy had toothaches. His mother took him to a dentist, who found hundreds of teeth in a sac (a small space) inside the boy's jaw. Professor Pratibha Ramani, the dentist, spoke to reporters about the boy's surgery. She said the teeth were all different sizes, from 0.1mm to 3mm. They all had a crown, enamel and a small root. The boy suffered from a very rare dental problem.

The operation took over five hours. Professor Ramani said: "We had to drill down into the top of the lower jaw, make a window and remove the sac." She said the teeth were very small. Ms Ramani said the boy had lots of counseling sessions before his surgery. He had a very good counseling team who were very good at talking to children. The boy now has 21 teeth. He is doing well and does not have any more toothaches.

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