To be completely honest.... I am NOT a big fan of the dentist! Just a cleaning is pretty nerve-wracking for me. So when I think about this poor kid who had five hundred teeth removed, it sounds like something straight out of a horror movie!
The 7-year-old had complained of swelling on one side of his lower jaw for several years. Upon examination, doctors discovered a large benign tumor. And within that tumor, there were hundreds of small, hard, tooth-like structures. The small teeth are sometimes known as odontoids or denticles. The boy's medical condition is called compound composite odontoma, and it is extremely rare.