A Doctor removed 232 teeth from boy's mouth... in a single operation
No, that's no typo. Doctors in India have indeed extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy... in a single seven-hour operation on Monday.
Ashik Gavai had been suffering from a persistent pain and swelling in his right jaw.
After local doctors in his village failed to identify the cause of the problem, he travelled to Mumbai for a second opinion.
Dr Sunanda Dhiware said: "Ashik's malaise was diagosed as a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth. It's a sort of benign tumour.
"Once we opened it, little pearl-like teeth started coming out, one-by-one. Initially, we were collecting them, they were really like small white pearls. But then we started to get tired. We counted 232 teeth," she added.
He now has 28 teeth.
Doctors say that his condition is "very rare" and "a world record".