A 7 year old boy being treated for jaw pain at a hospital in southeastern India was in for quite a surprise when he and his doctors discovered he had 547 teeth – the most teeth ever to be found in a human being. His parents had noticed a lump pushing up against his cheek, but it was not operated on until recently, when it became large and increasingly painful. When doctors removed it and cut it open, they found it full of 526 teeth. It’s an odontoma, a growth forming in the mouths of children during tooth development.
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