Image courtesy, TimesofIndia

According to a report by TimesofIndia, the swollen right cheek of seven-year-old Ravindranath looked like a symptom of a decayed tooth to his parents But tucked inside his right tiny lower jaw were 526 teeth that dentists had to remove surgically. The operation took 5 hours.

526 removed teeth, Image courtesy, Reuters


The surgery at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital was done free of cost.

It is believed that this wasn’t the first time that this boy went to a hospital with complaints of swelling in his jaw. At the age of 3 his parents noticed but he didn’t cooperate with doctors trying to investigate “as he was very young,” according to the hospital. Four years later, the swelling had grown in size.