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Indian baby born with 7 fully grown teeth

The baby’s teeth were discovered a few days after his birth.

FILE: Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Doctors in the western Indian state of Gujarat have successfully extracted seven teeth from a one-month old infant.

Dental surgeon Meet Ramatri, who carried out the operation, says the procedure was carried out in two stages.

The baby’s teeth were discovered a few days after his birth.

His parents took him to a paediatrician when he had difficulty breastfeeding, who in turn referred them to a dentist.

Doctor Ramatri says he was forced to remove the teeth surgically, because they weren't firm, adding that if one of them had broken off, it could've got stuck in the baby's windpipe, which would have been fatal.

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