The best time to go to the dentist is when you don’t have any pain
Dentists around the world face a variety of different cases every day. Some of them are “normal” and prevalent, such as cleaning calculus and placing a filling. But some of them are “harder to solve” and require more experience and time. This could be for example placing an implant or building a bone. And there are those dental cases that prove to be a real challenge. They amaze even dentists with great experience all over the world. Read more about the TOP 5 strange dental cases we have found!
The TOP 5 strange dental cases in the world:
The gum garden
A dentist said he had found a tomato seed stuck in a patient’s gum during a root canal cleaning. On closer inspection, the seed looked like a sprouting tomato plant !
After breaking her teeth, a British woman decided to avoid a visit to the dentist by bonding her teeth herself. It turned out that she had been gluing her teeth for 10 years. After a so long period, the chemicals in the super glue had destroyed the overall condition of the teeth and had to be replaced with implants. Dental phobia must be controlled and patients should overcome it so that they can enjoy beautiful and healthy teeth and visit their dentist whenever needed.
The boy with 232 teeth
In another weird case Ashik Gawai came to the dental practice with swelling of the right jaw. The teenager had been complaining of discomfort for the past 18 months. It turned out the 17-year-old boy had had 232 teeth due to a condition called “composite odontoma”- a set of benign tumors that can grow teeth. The dentists were able to successfully remove the extra teeth and the patient made a full recovery. The doctors described his condition as “very rare” and a “world record”. The interesting is, that according to the medical literature available for this condition, it is clear that it affects the upper jaw. In Ashik’s case, however, the tumor was found deep in the lower jaw.
An Australian woman went to the hospital because of stomach pain. After a CT scan was done, doctors discovered that there was a piece of metal staple wire that had pierced her small intestine. The reason this happened is because the woman had her braces removed 10 years ago! It is believed that the Australian woman swallowed some of the wire of her metal braces. The wire had sat in her stomach for years before going to her small intestine.
The tourist tooth
Some of the teeth travel the word. For example, one of the famous Beatles musician John Lennon’s teeth was sold at auction in 2012 for £19,000 (about $31,000). Afterwards a jewelry designer decided to use part of the tooth to turn it into a necklace. The necklace went around 16 dental practices in the United Kingdom with the aim of raising the awareness of oral cancer.
To be born to be a dentist
Thanks to dentists, many “strange” cases end successfully with satisfaction for the patient and the dentist. Dentists do everything they can to save patients’ smiles or create a new one if necessary. Patients are only asked to take care of their teeth by maintaining good oral hygiene and not missing their preventive examinations at the dentist.
- July 23, 2014; “India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy’s mouth” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-28437829
- October 17, 2017; Del Ray Dental Center; “Top 5 Weirdest Dental Cases” https://delraydentalcenter.com/blog/top-5-weirdest-dental-cases/
- May 30, 2015; Steve Myall Deputy Features Editor’; “Mum scared dentist superglued teeth”https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/mum-scared-dentist-superglued-teeth-5792867
- December 14, 2016′; Krissy Brady; “7 dentists share the most horrifying things they’ve seen at work” https://www.foxnews.com/health/7-dentists-share-the-most-horrifying-things-theyve-seen-at-work
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