Mumbai, Ind - The 17-year-old had a very rare tumor, called a complex composite odontoma on his gums.
It caused him a lot of pain, and gave doctors dozens of surprises. As they were removing the growth, they began to find teeth.
"Once we opened it, little pearl-like teeth started coming out, one-by-one,” Dr Sunanda Dhiware, told the BBC.
“Initially, we were collecting them. They were really like small white pearls. But then we started to get tired,” she continued.
“We counted 232 teeth.”
Dhiware said the seven-hour surgery at Mumbai's JJ Hospital went well, leaving the boy with 28 teeth.