The medical term for the presence of excess teeth is hyperdontia or polydontia. Up to 3.8% of the world's population have one or more supernumerary teeth.
A 26-year-old Indian woman with 38 teeth in her mouth has set a Guinness World Record. Kalpana Balan now holds the record for the highest number of teeth in a female's mouth, surpassing the typical adult count by six. Kalpana Balan from India has six more teeth than the average human.Read more by clicking the picture 👇
According to the Guinness World Record, the mother of one has four extra mandibular (lower jaw) teeth and two extra maxillary (upper jaw) teeth. In her teenage years, Kalpana experienced the gradual emergence of her additional teeth, growing one by one. Despite experiencing no pain, she faced challenges with eating as food often became trapped between the extra teeth. When her parents discovered this additional set of teeth, they were surprised and recommended that she undergo extraction.
However, Kalpana's dentist suggested she wait until the teeth grow out more because they could not be easily removed, GWR said in a release. Ms Balan decided to keep the teeth, even after they'd all fully grown out, as she feared going through with the procedure.