Indian boy has 232 teeth removed from his mouth (really)

Dental surgeons have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in India in an operation that took over seven hours.

Ashik Divai, who lives in a village near Amravati in central India, had been complaining of a swollen mouth for 18 months before seeking medical attention in Mumbai on Monday, according to the BBC.

After pulling the teeth, which they described as 'little white pearls', doctors believe the teenager may have broken a world record.

"Ashik's malaise was diagnosed as a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth. It's a sort of benign tumour," explained Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of JJ Hospital's dental department.

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