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.
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.