Ana Cardoso, a 10-year-old from Brazil, kept complaining to her mother, Adriana, that her gums had a tingling sensation. She thought something was moving around in there. Adriana believed Ana was joking, until the complaints persisted.
“She had been saying for a few days that she felt something moving around in her mouth and at first I thought she was joking. I couldn’t see anything and she didn’t seem to be in pain, “Adriana told Daily Mail.
However, no matter how much Ana brushed her teeth, she kept feeling something move around. Adriana knew her daughter wouldn’t continue to lie or joke about something like this, so she took Ana to the dentist.
The dentist diagnosed Ana with “oral myiasis,” or rather a maggot infestation of the mouth. Oral myiasis is most common to those in warmer climate, those who have suffered wounds or injury to the face, and those who have poor living conditions.
The dentist removed 15 tiny maggots from Ana’s mouth. If the bugs make you squeamish, you may want to skip the video, but the procedure isn’t very graphic. Aana isn’t in pain and there isn’t any blood. Just some strategic tweezing.
“I couldn’t believe it when they said she had a disease and then started pulling the maggots out,” Adriana said. “I thought I was going to be sick.”
Thanks to the dentist, Ana is going to be fine.