Dental surgeons remove 526 teeth from 7-year-old Indian boy’s mouth

Baffled dental surgeons removed some 526 teeth from a fleshy sack that had grown inside the mouth of a seven-year-old boy who was living with a rare condition known as “compound composite ondontome.”

The boy had experienced painful swelling in his lower right jaw since the age of three but refused medical care. After another four years, the boy’s parents decided enough was enough and brought him to the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital in Chennai, where an X-ray and CT scan showed hundreds of rudimentary teeth growing inside his mouth.