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The Dental Department of Mumbai’s JJ Hospital’s extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of Ashik Gavai (17) of Buldhana, Amravati, in a 7 hr operation conducted on July 21, 2014. The surgery involved a team of two surgeons and two assistants led by Dr Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar, who heads the hospital’s Dentisty department. Ashik now has 28 teeth. Ashik was diagnosed with a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth — a sort of benign tumour which first manifested as a swelling in his right jaw.