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A in Chennai, India has removed 526 miniature teeth from the of a seven-year-old boy. The boy complained to his mother that he had . She took the boy to a dentist, who found the boy had of tiny teeth in a sac (a small, empty space) inside the boy's . The sac was near the molar at the back of the jaw. Professor Pratibha Ramani, the head of a department at the hospital, spoke to reporters about the surgery the little boy had. She told : "The teeth were of variable sizes that ranged from the smallest at 0.1mm to the largest at 3mm. They all had a small , enamel and a small root." She said the boy suffered from a very dental problem.

The to remove the tiny teeth from the boy's jaw took over five . Professor Ramani spoke about how her team of removed the teeth. She said: "We had to drill down into the top of the lower jaw, make a and remove the sac." She added: "As the sac was going deeper into the tissue, the of the teeth was becoming very small." Despite having over 500 teeth in his jaw, the boy did not suffer a lot of . Ms Ramani said: "We had to take a lot of counseling with him for him to undergo surgery. We have a very counseling team who have in dealing with kids." The boy now has 21 teeth. He is doing well and is no in pain.

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