The parents of an 11-week-old baby boy were left shocked when he grew a fang tooth “overnight”.

Tara and Brian O’Byrne, from Ireland, rushed baby Oscar to hospital after discovering the sharp tooth in his mouth one morning.

Speaking to the Irish Daily Mirror , mum Tara said: “I went in to him around 7am. I usually give him a soother and he goes back asleep for an hour, but he kept crying.

“So I took him out and changed him but when I went to feed him, I found the tooth in his mouth. It had grown overnight.”

Tara took him straight to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda but doctors were also baffled at the sight of the fang.


“They were debating whether it was a tooth or not. They kept calling other doctors in – they didn’t know what to do.”

Tara was put in touch with a dentist in Drogheda who would see Oscar.

She said: “We got an appointment and brought him in. I had to hold him and hold his arms down while she took the tooth out.”

“There were dentists coming in to take pictures of the tooth and everything. We took it home to show Oscar when he gets older.

“We were terrified at first but now we’re seeing the funny side. Me and my husband were laughing about it, it’s mad – especially at this time of the year!”

Share your comments below

  • Oh goodness, how bizarre, who would have thought?


  • I got a baby tooth aged 3 months my mum thought it was weird and unusual that she always reminds me of it


  • Oh no, it’s a baby vampire in the making. Bah ahaha ha


  • Poor baby, just held down to pull it out. Very strange though.


  • So was it a tooth? Poor little man. It sounds like he didn’t have anything for pain either. Hope it was just a one off and his other teeth are normal.


  • Well that isn’t creepy at all…


  • I need more information please so what was it??


  • Why did they have to remove the tooth? Was it a tooth? So many unanswered questions Mouths of Mums!!!


  • wow. my first thought was just in time for halloween! interesting that they took it out. i wonder if he will grow another one on the other side?


  • Ouch, that looks like a painful tooth to cut, and he cut it over night.


  • Wow! How bizarre!


  • Wow! It certainly would baffle everyone!


  • Oh dear the poor little man. I hope the rest of his teeth come through normally.

    • I hope so too – dental pain is just awful! :(


  • Poor baby and how weirdn… So was that a misshapen baby tooth or was out something else


  • Poor bubs, that must have been painful !


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