Budgam, Oct 03: Dentists have extracted the world’s “longest” tooth at sub-district hospital Beerwah in Budgam district.
Block medical officer Beerwah, Dr. Javaid Ahmad said this tooth measuring 37.5 mm was extracted on Saturday.
He said the dental surgeon posted there was already informed when the patient was observed that this may be the world’s longest tooth.
He said that a male patient, residing in the same area, was complaining of pain for the last 10-15 days and when the X-Ray was done, doctors told him that this canine needs to be extracted.
“It took almost 1 hour 30 minutes to extract the tooth and in the Guinness book of world records the longest tooth extracted so far is 37.2 mm and it is over 37.5 so it might be the longest tooth extracted so far,” he added.
He also said that patient has been kept under observation and was fine