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Big Mouth: Surgeons Remove 232 Teeth from Teen in India

Image: Indian dentists display teeth removed after operating on seventeen year old Ashik Gavai at JJ Hospital in Mumbai on July 22
Indian dentists display teeth removed after operating on seventeen year old Ashik Gavai at JJ Hospital in Mumbai on July 22. STRDEL / AFP - Getty Images

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. The condition results in benign tumors made of teeth-like structures.

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Image: Indian dentists display some of the teeth removed after they operated on seventeen year old Ashik Gavai at JJ Hospital in Mumbai on July 22
Indian dentists display some of the teeth removed after they operated on 17-year-old Ashik Gavai at JJ Hospital in Mumbai on July 22. STRDEL / AFP - Getty Images