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Say you’re at the doctor’s office because of a stuffy, drippy nose that just won’t go away. The last thing you’re probably expecting to hear is that there is a tooth growing inside your nose.
Yes — you read that right. According to an article from Live Science, a man received a surprising diagnosis after he told his doctors that not only has he been having a runny nose for two years but has been unable to smell: a wayward tooth was growing inside his nose!
A CT scan revealed “a mucous-covered mass on the floor of his nasal cavity”, one of the passageways for air to pass through when we breathe. The tooth was then promptly removed by an oral surgeon.
Cases such as this are rare, and while teeth may grow in a person’s nose due to trauma or developmental problems such a cleft palate, there was “no obvious explanation” in this patient’s case.
A one-month follow-up with the patient showed that he was no longer experiencing symptoms. Goes to show that it’s always better to check in with a professional whenever you’re experiencing any abnormality.
Dental grills (also known as “grillz”) might draw attention to your teeth and your smile, but they are actually terrible for your teeth. If you have ever seen a music video featuring someone wearing grills, then you are likely looking at dental grills that are made from gold, silver, or another precious metal. While expensive […]
It’s a feeling we’ve all experienced at some point or another: a parched, gritty, can’t-get-water-fast-enough sensation that’s unpleasant at best and dangerous at worst. Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a medical condition that we tend to write off as mere dehydration. While taking a big gulp of water can help in the short-term, if your […]
If you have a pet at home, you may have taken them for a dental checkup. That’s right, animals—especially pets and zoo animals—often need dental care. Periodontal disease is one of the biggest reasons animals lose teeth. This is particularly true for pets and zoo animals in captive who decidedly live longer than they would […]
While endodontists are known as specialists in root canal therapy, they actually specialize in saving teeth by working with the inside of the tooth. Endodontists can do a variety of surgeries to save your natural tooth. One of these surgeries is called an apicoectomy. An apicoectomy is needed when conventional root canal treatment cannot treat […]
There are a few benefits as to why pacifiers should be given to babies. Research has shown that pacifiers can actually help reduce incidences of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Babies who suck on pacifiers during sleep don’t fall into as deep a sleep as those who don’t suck on pacifiers. This means that if […]
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