He was still a baby when his parents noticed something was wrong to their son’s teeth. Johncris Carl Quirante, a nine-year-old boy from Barangay Looc, Dumanjog, Cebu, Philippines suffer from the condition known as Hyperdontia.
His parents had no idea that their son suffer from such kind of condition having at least 50 baby teeth when he was only two, the normal is 20.
When he was five, there were over 150 teeth visible on his first X-ray until such time his condition worsens over the years.
Johncris underwent into surgery to extract at least 40 of his teeth. Luckily, the operation was successful and he was recovering well.
However, he will need an additional seven more operations before his mouth is fully functional, and after he may require wearing orthodontics to correct his bite.
It may sound odd, but the child’s situation, Hyperdontia, a condition of having supernumerary teeth affects between 1-4% of the world’s population and is twice as likely to occur in males compare to females.
Researchers are uncertain what exactly causes the condition, but they believe both environmental factors and mostly hereditary are responsible.
Despite the aches and pains, Quirante, now on his fourth grade, went to school and excelled. According to his teachers, he is one of the best students in the class.
Johncris definitely wants to continue his education and dream to become an engineer someday.
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