A dentist came across an unfortunate incident where one of the patient mouth was infested by maggots.
The clip shows, the slimy insects, usually found in rotting meat, can be seen wriggling about in the patient’s mouth.
The patient must be a female because of their long hair, has her bottom lip tugged by the dentist to reveal the infestation of maggots.
Her yellow, rotting teeth protrude past her eroded gums – an obvious sign of poor oral hygiene, strongly linked to oral myiasis.
It is suspected that the clip has been in India, was posted to LiveLeak. It has so far amassed nearly 3,000 views.
Connected to a tube
In the 56- second clip, the unnamed patient, connected to some form of tube, can be heard breathing heavily.
As her top lip is also pulled away, the true extent of her infestation is revealed as the insects can be seen swarming in her gums.
In the gruesome clip, the slimy insects, usually found in rotting meat, can be seen wriggling about in the patient’s mouth
The patient, who is believed to be female because of their long hair, has her bottom lip tugged by the dentist to reveal the infestation of maggots
With no official diagnosis, the woman appears to suffer from myiasis – which comes from the Latin word ‘myia’ meaning fly and ‘iasis’ meaning disease.
The flies’ larvae can feed on the host’s living or dead tissue, liquid body substance, or ingested food.
When the tissues in the oral cavity are invaded by parasites, this is known as oral myiasis.
People those who are at risk of the rare condition include mainly poorer social backgrounds and people who have suffered wounds or other injury to the face.
It is more common in regions with a warmer climate.
Infestations of the nose and ears are dangerous because of the possibility of penetration into the brain, the fatality rate is 8 per cent in such cases.
A similar horrific footage has been released in March 2015 which showed a young girl whose gums were infested by a dozens maggots.
Ana Cardoso, 10, had been taken to the clinic in Brazil after complaining of a tingling sensation in her gums and things ‘moving around’.