Those with a fear of dentists (Wiki estimates that's a whopping 75 per cent of us) may wish to look away now. A teen in India with a rare condition spent seven hours in the torture chair, having a total of—wait for it—232 teeth removed from his mouth.
According to an article in the BBC, 17-year-old Ashik Gavai had complained of pain and swelling in his jaw. Ashik's parents brought him to Mumbai, as local dentists failed to help. When he opened his mouth, doctors at JJ Hospital's dental department couldn't believe what they saw.
Ashik had "composite odontoma," an incredibly rare condition in which "a single gum forms lots of teeth."
Dr Sunanda Dhiware likened the dental growth to a benign tumour.
Ready for the horror? Dhiware and his surgical team "had to use the basic chisel and hammer to take it out," and inside the growth found hundreds of little pearl-like teeth."
The final count was 232.
Apparently, when Ashik complained of pain, his parents worried that it may have been cancer.
Following the surgery, he is down to 28 teeth.
Poor kid. Notice he's the only one not smiling in the pictures...
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled the above cribs in birch, grey, walnut, and white with the following model numbers (found on the warning label):
The top rail, as well as slats and spindles, may detach, posing a potential entrapment hazard to an infant. While four incidents were reported involving detached rail/spindles, no injuries were sustained.
Customers are advised to immediately stop using the crib, and contact Oeuf at (844) 653-8527 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online to obtain a free repair kit.
Between July 2007 and January 2014, approximately 14,000 of the cribs were sold in the U.S., and an unknown quantity in Canada.