Kid has 200+ teeth removed. He now currently haunts my dreams

Posted: July 23, 2014 in Random Thoughts, Uncategorized
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Mumbai Mirror-  Doctors at J J Hospital found 232 teeth in a 17-year-old boy’s mouth, which were removed in a surgery that lasted more than six hours. The hospital’s dental department has decided to forward the case to the Guinness World Record for most number of teeth extracted from an individual’s mouth.

The boy, Ashiq Gavai, resides in a village in Buldhana district in Amravati region. Around a year-and-a-half ago, his family noticed a swelling in the right side of his lower jaw, but the local doctors couldn’t identify the problem.  Around a month ago, he complained of severe pain and his family feared he suffered from cancer, the boy’s father, Suresh Gavai, said…

A rare medical condition, composite odontoma, has only been known to affect the upper jaw of the patients. “According to medical literature available on this condition, the condition has been known to be found in the upper jaw and a maximum of 25 teeth have been extracted from the tumour. But in Ashiq’s case, the tumour was deep in the lower jaw and we removed more than 232 teeth,” said Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of the dental unit at J.J. Hospital.

That’s cool, I didn’t want to eat today anyway.  I act like a baby when they take out the scraper during a routine cleaning.  I couldn’t imagine a double digit tooth removal, let alone TRIPLE digits.

I have so many questions.  If you are the dentist, do you have to hammer a case of 5 Hour Energies to make it through the whole procedure?  Is growing 200+ extra teeth the worst superpower of all-time?  Couldn’t the poor kid have a Henry Rowengartner arm or Wolverine claws instead?  God has a sick sense of humor.

PS- We better have a great Indian athlete in the near future nicknamed the Mumbai Mirror.  The only great Indian athlete I know off of the top of my head is Dhalsim from Street Fighter, but that nickname just doesn’t work for him.


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