Monday, July 28, 2014

Small teeth started to come out like pearls

Small teeth started to come out like pearls

"At first it was impossible to incise the tumor. But when it was opened, the small teeth started to come out like pearls. We counted 232! I had never seen that in 30 years of career "says the director of the dental department of the hospital told the BBC.  This exceptional operation lasted nearly seven hours.

Miniature dental structures extracted from a odontome vary in size and shape. Here 232 "teeth" extracted Monday, 21 July 2014 (© STRDEL / AFP)

The odontoma is the most common dental tumor. Dental tissues grow uncontrollably in the gingiva of the maxilla bone.  When fully developed, the odontoma consists of enamel, dentin and pulp of a variable quantity. This type of tumor most frequently affects young patients (between 14 and 20 years) and is fairly common.

This is very rare however, is to find as much tooth structure formed in a single bag.  According to the director, less than forty teeth had been removed in the previous case of odontoma listed.

The hospital officials and considering the inclusion of the case Gavai Ashiq the Guinness Book of Records for the largest number of teeth extracted from a single mouth. Meanwhile, the teenager went home with 28 teeth. But there will be regular medical care in case of new teeth make their appearance.