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With the debut of Stranger Things in 2016, many fans fell in love with Dustin’s smile, played by Gaten Matarazzo, unaware that it was a rare syndrome called cleidocranial dysplasia, a malformation that slows the development of the skull, shoulders and bones. of the teeth.
Now, at the age of 17, the star has just undergone surgery to treat his syndrome, which involved the extraction of 14 teeth. Who gives the information is the star himself on his Instagram profile, sharing a good-natured image of his swollen face right after the surgery.
Check out the image:
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The photo is accompanied by a text in which the star explains his syndrome, the reason for the surgery, the process and reveals that it was a success and has recovered well. He says:
“Although my expression in this photo may not show, the surgery was a complete success. This was a very big one and may be the last one I need to do. I hope, at least. Those who suffer from Cleidocranial Dysplasia usually have supernumerary teeth, which are teeth extra gums that grow on my gums. I did several surgeries to extract those teeth from the gums and help expose teeth that should have grown considering my age. In this surgery, the team of amazing professional doctors extracted 14 supernumerary teeth and exposed six of my teeth adults I have been in surgery for four hours. My recovery in the last few days has been great and I cannot thank the team that performed the surgery enough. Thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers. It means a lot. Again, if you want to know more about Cleidocranian Dysplasia, visit ccdsmiles.org. Thanks again everyone. “
We hope that the star can recover completely and does not need to undergo surgery, as he wishes.
Meanwhile, Stranger Things has been renewed for the fourth season and the premiere of the new episodes is expected only for the year 2021. As the recordings have not yet started, we can expect to see Gaten’s new smile in the next episodes.
Read more about Gaten Matarazzo at Cinema10 to learn more about the actor who is conquering the world.