dentist in Chennai, India has removed 526 miniature teeth from mouth of seven-year-old boy. boy complained to his mother that he had toothaches. She took boy to a dentist, who found the boy had hundreds of tiny teeth in sac (a small, empty space) inside the boy's jaw. The sac was near the molar area at back of the jaw. Professor Pratibha Ramani, the head of dental department at the hospital, spoke to reporters about the surgery the little boy had. She told reporters: "The teeth were of variable sizes that ranged from smallest at 0.1mm to largest at 3mm. They all had a small crown, enamel and small root." She said the boy suffered from very rare dental problem.
The operation to remove the tiny teeth from boy's jaw took over five hours. Professor Ramani spoke about how her team of surgeons removed teeth. She said: "We had to drill down into top of the lower jaw, make window and remove the sac." She added: "As the sac was going deeper into tissue, the size of the teeth was becoming very small." Despite having over 500 teeth in his jaw, boy did not suffer lot of pain. Ms Ramani said: "We had to take lot of counseling sessions with him for him to undergo surgery. We have very good counseling team who have expertise in dealing with kids." boy now has 21 teeth. He is doing well and is no longer in pain