A teen in Mumbai went to the hospital with pain and swelling in his mouth.
After an assortment of tests, doctors concluded it was an abnormal growth and the only solution to relieve the pain was surgery. When the docs sliced his gums open they found a much bigger issue.
“We started picking small teeth from the abnormal molar. These pearlies were of varying sizes, some as tiny as a grain of mustard and some almost the size of a marble. At the final count, we had a total of 232 of them,” said Dr Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar, head of dental department at JJ Hospital. She said that they were developing as regular tooth and would have got more painful eventually. “The fact that it was coming from a single molar was very unique,” she said.
During the surgery, doctors also found a rock-like formation inside the affected tooth. It had to be removed with a drill. Maybe it was his twin who he ate before birth? That would explain at least some of the extra teeth.
[via Times of India]