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Fact or Fiction: 526 teeth removed from one boy's mouth?

Posted: 1:45 PM, Aug 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-01 16:45:06-04
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(KGTV) - Did doctors really remove 526 teeth from one boy's mouth?

Yes!

The teeth were tucked inside the lower jaw of a 7-year-old boy from India.

He had a swollen cheek that doctors thought was caused by a decayed tooth.

But upon further examination, they discovered he had a condition that caused 526 teeth to be embedded in his jaw.

It took a five hour operation to remove them all.

The boy is doing well and now has a normal set of 21 teeth in his mouth.