A 7-year-old boy in India has been found with 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to CNN.

The boy was complaining of jaw pain and was admitted to hospital in Chennai.

X-rays then showed “a sac embedded in his lower jaw filled with “abnormal teeth,” Dr. Prathiba Ramani, the head of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, told CNN.

The five-hour surgery successfully removed the teeth.

The boy's teeth laid out.

The boy’s teeth laid out.

“There were a total of 526 teeth ranging from 0.1 millimeters to 15 millimeters. Even the smallest piece had a crown, root and enamel coat indicating it was a tooth,” she said.

It’s unknown what caused it, but the very rare condition does in fact have a name: compound composite odontoma.


All’s well that ends well and the boy now has just 21 teeth and is expected to make a full recovery.

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