10 Weirdest Teeth
1Teen has 232 teeth removed
The hospital's dental department has decided to forward the case to Guinness World Records for the most number of teeth extracted from an individual's mouth.
The boy, Ashiq Gavai, resides in a village in the Buldhana district of the Amravati region. Around a year-and-a-half ago, his family noticed a swelling in the right side of his lower jaw, but the local doctors couldn't identify the problem. His family even feared he suffered from cancer.
Ashiq was diagnosed with a condition called composite odontoma or a benign tumor of the tooth, which can cause difficulties in eating, swallowing, and lead to a grotesque swelling of the face, though it is not life-threatening. The condition has been known to affect the upper jaw and a maximum of 25 teeth can be extracted from a tumor, but in Ashiq's case, the tumor was found deep in the lower jaw and the doctors removed more than 232 teeth.
Calling the case a medical wonder, doctors said the boy now has a normal set of 28 teeth, and they will insert caps to replace the removed teeth once he completely recovers.
2Doctors pull a tooth out of a man's nose
After suffering from nosebleeds once or twice a month for three years, the 22-year-old man in Saudi Arabia consulted a doctor, who found an ivory-white, bony mass, about half an inch (1 centimeter) long in the man's nose. The doctors then consulted with dentists, who concluded that the mass was actually an extra tooth that had somehow ended up growing in his nose and had it removed.
The patient had an otherwise well-aligned and complete set of teeth in his mouth.
3Teen boy grows vampire teeth
In December 2012, mother Wang Hui took her son Wang Pengfei, 16, to a local hospital for medical tests. The boy, from Chongqing municipality, southwest China, had very little hair at birth and only two sharp fangs in his mouth.
Wang Hui tried to get to the bottom of his curious canines with umpteen hospital visits, but she was met with little success.
Doctors at South West Hospital say that her son will be eligible for surgery when he is an adult. The cost for sorting out his dodgy gnashers will be around 70,000 to 80,000 Yuan or $15,000.
Wang Hui claims her son has become more and more isolated and that he attacks classmates who stare at him or whisper about him.
4Baby's rare brain tumor has a tooth on it
Doctors first suspected something might be wrong when the child's head appeared to be growing faster than is typical for children his age. A brain scan revealed a tumor containing structures that looked very similar to teeth normally found in the lower jaw.
The tumor was has been removed and the boy is doing well.
5Blind man regains sight after having tooth implanted in his eye
The tooth that was implanted was a canine tooth which is also known as the "eyetooth" and it was pulled out of Martin Jones' own mouth. A man-made eye lens was then implanted into its base and placed it under the lid of his eye, allowing the tissue to grow over the canine. A flap of Martin's skin was taken from his mouth and also implanted over the tooth, which later acquired its own blood supply.
Doctors then cut a hole in the cornea to permitted light to enter the eye. This procedure has given six hundred people vision.
6Dentist pulls out every tooth in patient's mouth
Christopher Crist, 21, from Indianapolis, went to the dentist where he wanted just three teeth which were causing him problems removed. The young man claims that after the dentist gave him pills to help with the pain, there was "a miscommunication" that led to all his teeth being taken out.
7Man has tooth embedded in ear for 3 decades
Stephen Hirst, aged 47, of Torksey Road, Shiregreen, first complained of piercing pains in his right ear as a teenager, and has met with countless doctors over the years in an attempt to discover the bizarre cause of his mystery condition.
Stephen said the pain was sometimes so excruciating he would be left “screaming” in agony, until determined staff at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital discovered the tooth embedded in his ear and removed it.
Doctors remains mystified as to how the tooth came to be jammed in the 47-year-old's ear canal in the first place. Especially as he had all his teeth taken out some time ago.
8Baby is born with 28 teeth
According to Peter Mumero, a local clinical officer, Martha delivered her son James Mwangi safely at home. Mother and baby were then bought to a local health facility after the amazing discovery was made.
Mwangi, now four years, has grown without any health complications and fed on githeri when he was eight months.
9Surgeons find two teeth embedded in eye tumor
The tumor continued to swell throughout the years. When her vision became blurred, she contacted a doctor. Because the tumor was left untreated for so long, it damaged the optic nerve causing Nagabhushanam to be permanently blind in that eye. The surgeons found the teeth when they removed the tumorous growth.
10Fish with human teeth
The Pacu is related to the meat-eating piranha, although they have different food habits. The piranha is a carnivorous species, while the pacu is omnivorous with vegetative tendencies. The difference is evident in the structure of their teeth. Piranha have pointed, razor-sharp teeth whereas pacu have squarer, straighter teeth, that eerily resemble those of humans.
While they are not aggressive carnivores like the piranha, their crushing jaw system can be hazardous. One toddler needed surgery after a pacu bit her finger at Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World in Scotland. Commenting on the incident, Deep Sea World zoological manager Matthew Kane warned, "Pacus will eat anything, even children's wiggling fingers."
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