Cebu Boy Has 300 Teeth, Undergoes Operation
Ringo | On 05, Mar 2016
A Cebu kid underwent an operation to help him go through his condition where he has too much teeth.
Johncris Carl Quirante, nine and from Barangay Looc, Dumanjog, Cebu is suffering from hyperdontia, which according to Medicine Net, is an oral condition characterized by having an excess number of teeth.
Quirante underwent a pyogenic granuloma treatment to extract 40 of his 300 teeth. He will still have to undergo seven more operations.
Despite of his condition, Quirante, who wanted to become an engineer, manages to go to school.He’s currently in his fourth grade. According to his teachers, he even manages to excel in class.
Hyperdontia is in between 1 and 4 percent of the population. The ration between male to female is 2:1. It is believed that genes is one of the factors for the condition.