A little girl complaining of mouth pain was taken to the dentist – and found to have 202 TEETH.
The Indian youngster had complained to her mum about ‘severe pain’ and had swellings in her mouth.
X-rays showed the youngster had suffered from compound odontoma – a complex tumour composed of normal dental tissues that have grown in an irregular way.
The seven-year-old had to endure two hours of surgery to remove the extra gnashers.
Dr Ajoy Roychoudhary, head of oral and maxillofacial surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, said: “It was shocking to see such complex situation in the minor’s mouth.
“Normally we see a few abnormal teeth-like structures in such patients; 202 of them inside the mouth of a seven-year-old is shocking, and our prime task was to get rid of it.”
He said although the surgery was relatively simple, it required high precision as a single mistake could cause a jaw fracture – which could lead to permanent deformation.
After surgery the girl, whose name has not been revealed, has been able to chew food and was feeling good.
According to a family relative they are very happy at the successful surgery and pleased the girl can go back to leading a normal life.
A spokesperson for the family said: “The family has thanked AIIMS dental centre for this remarkable achievment.”