Story By: Kathryn Quinn, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A man has entered the Guinness Book of Records for having the world’s longest human tooth removed.
Patient Mijo Vodopija from Croatia had the tooth removed by dentist Dr Max Lukas at a clinic in Mainz, the capital and largest city of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, in September, after complaining of severe dental pain.
Lukas said: “The patient presented with swelling in his mouth,”
He added: “The tooth looked really long on the X-ray, it was unbelievable.
“The tooth had to be removed immediately as no other treatment was possible.”
Infection was fond in the tooth as well.
Now Guinness World Records has confirmed the man holds the record for having the longest human tooth extracted measuring 3.72 centimetres (1.46 inches) in length.
The man who was given his certificate this week after the dentist applied for the record.
Lukas said: “It took a year, but I collected all the documents and submitted them.”
The tooth measured half a millimetre longer than the previous record holders tooth from India.
The average anatomical length of the crown and root was 8.70 millimetres and 15.51 millimetres.
The picture will appear in the next version of the Guinness Book of Records. And dentist Lukas was happy about that, he said: “Every dentist in the world will read about it,”
The dentist kept the tooth but says he is in contact with the owner. He said: “For the moment I am looking after the tooth.
“I hope to hang a copy of the world record certificate up in my office,”
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