- A total of 526 teeth were removed from a seven-year-old’s mouth
- Experts have yet to find out the reason behind such an unu
- They are looking at the posible connection to radiation from mobile towers and genetic cause
More than 500 teeth were removed from a seven-year-old boy who occasionally compl
ain ed of tooth ach es.
Young P. Ravindran was taken to Saveetha Dental College and Hospital in Chennai where he underwent X-R
ay and CT-Sc an, which revealed a sac full of what looked like hundreds of teeth of various sizes.
“We have never seen these many teeth in any one site. The teeth were in different sizes that varied between 0.1 mm to 15 mm. They looked like pearls in an oyster. Even the smallest piece had a crown, root and an enamel coating like a real tooth,” Pratibha Ramani, Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, told the Times of India. To note, 526 teeth were taken from his mouth.
Experts have yet to find out the reason behind such unusual condition but they are looking at the posible connection to radiation from mobile towers and genetic cause.
“Though the cause of the condition is not known, genetics could be one of the reasons. The environment could also play an important role. We have taken up a study to see if radiation from mobile phone towers is a factor in such conditions,” Ramani said.
Records show that doctors in Mumbai removed 232 teeth from the mouth of a teenager in 2014.
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