Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old teenager from Mumbai, India, had an astonishing 232 teeth-like growths extracted from his mouth. The entire ordeal began when he complained about a swelling in his lower jaw and was admitted to JJ Hospital where doctors discovered that the teen had complex odontoma. This condition, commonly occurring during the teenage years, results in haphazardly arranged tooth-like growths composed of enamel, dentin, and pulp tissue. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“After removing those the surgeons also found a larger ‘marble-like’ structure which they struggled to extract. It eventually had to be ‘chiseled out’ and remove in fragments’. Fortunately the surgeons managed to maintain teenager’s jawbone structure, meaning it should heal without any deformities. Once removed, odontomas do not recur, reports The Daily Mail.