Uh oh. The tooth fairy is about to go bankrupt!
Because this 17-year-old in India just had 232 TEETH removed from his mouth in a six-hour operation!
What the WHAT?!?
Ashik Gavai now has 28 teeth (which is 4 fewer than a normal adult has) after doctors discovered he was suffering from composite odontoma, a condition caused by a benign tumor in his mouth that results in additional teeth growing.
A molar tooth in Ashik’s lower jaw had grown HUNDREDS of smaller teeth!
Oral surgeons removed them one by one this week and set a new world record for most teeth pulled out of someone’s mouth in a single sitting!
Dr. Sudanda Dhiware spoke about the operation afterwards, admitting:
"I have never seen anything like it in all my years of practice. We were so excited by it. And it was really fun for us to be able to extract them all, one by one.”
Based on that photo, we’re not sure if Ashik found it all that fun!
Look on the bright side, buddy. Brushing your teeth at night is going to take you a FRACTION of the time it used to! Plus we're just glad you're okay!
[Image via Getty Images.]
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