Stranger things star Gaten Matarazzo got surgery to remove his 14 extra teeth in a 4-hour procedure. The star has a rare genetic disorder called cleidocranial dysplasia.
In addition to this, he was also born without collarbones. All of this made it incredibly difficult to act and live a normal life. Dustin from Strange Things has overcome this adversity in the best way possible and is worth $4 million already.
About Gaten Matarazzo’s Surgery
Matarazzo said that he would go surgery on social media before he underwent the procedure. This was the star’s 4th surgery and, according to him, a big one.
He took to Instagram to express his happiness after the surgery, in the post he said.
Though my expression in this picture may not show it, the surgery was a complete success,. This was such A big one, it may be the last one I need. Hopefully at least. Those who suffer from Cleidocranial Dysplasia usually have Supernumerary teeth, which are extra teeth that grow in the gums. I've had several surgeries to extract these teeth from within my gums and help expose the teeth that should have already grown in considering my age.
Also adding, "In this surgery, the team of amazing medical professionals extracted 14 supernumerary teeth and exposed six of my adult teeth,"
He went on to add.
I was under for four hours. My recovery for the past few days has been great and I can't thank the team that did the surgery enough. Thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers. It means a lot. Again, if you'd like to learn more about Cleidocranial Dysplasia, you can go to ccdsmiles.org. Thanks again, everyone.
What Is Cleidocranial Dysplasia, How Does It Affect The Body?
Cleidocranial Dysplasia is a rare genetic disease caused by the mutation RUNX2 gene; it affects the development of bone and cartilage. People with this disorder have extra teeth, but they are not developed properly.
Absent or poorly developed collarbones, abnormalities of the teeth, underdeveloped skull bones are the main characteristics of the disease.
The common characters also include abnormal dental enamel, cavities, down sloped shoulder, but the intensity of these symptoms might vary from person to person.
Who Is Stranger Things Star Gaten Matarazzo?
Gaten Matarazzo was born Gaetano John de Jesú Aquino Matarazzo III (age 17-year-old as of February 2020) on September 8, 2002, to parents Matarazzo Heather and Gaten Matarazzo Sr. He went to Pinelands Regional High School and is yet to join a college or university.
Matarazzo is best known for depicting Dustin in the Netflix hit Stranger Things that also features Charlie Heaton, Maya Hawke, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp in the main role.
He shares his cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) with his character on the show.