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