A Standard Jaw Holds 32 Teeth So Of Course A Kid In India Has 232 Chompers Pulled Out Of His Mouth


[source] Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city’s JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. “We operated on Monday and it took us almost seven hours. We thought it may be a simple surgery but once we opened it there were multiple pearl-like teeth inside the jaw bone,” she said.

India has to be the worst place ever to be born. I feel like it’s just birth defect after birth defect over there. A complete bizarro world. They’ve got babies with multiple faces on one skull, all the conjoined twins you’d ever need, and plenty of other crazy shit. So for Indian standards, I doubt having to pull 232 from some kids jaw isn’t anything too far from the ordinary. But I guess every time I go to the dentist from now on I can feel #blessed that a little cavity would be my worst-case scenario.

A little Google search told me that normal humans only have 32 teeth. So for any of you mathematicians out there, Ashik Gavai had 200 more teeth than anyone should ever have just hanging out in the right side of his mouth alone. Absolutely disgusting. The only thing we can hope for at this point is his parents were smart enough to put a camera phone on the kid after the operation. At least he didn’t beg for white dick when it was all said and done.