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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.
Serious dental infections all start simply enough, bacteria lands on some food stuck to a tooth and starts eating. As the bacteria replicate they start forming a biofilm, a layer of bacteria, that we know as dental plaque. As the bacteria continue to feast, they start producing acid as a byproduct. This acid starts eroding […]
While the old adage states “Brush only the ones you want to keep”, we definitely don’t condone that behavior. Not only do we recommend cleaning all your teeth, here are a few other areas of the mouth that are often overlooked. Tongue – Like all other parts of the mouth, the tongue can accumulate debris […]
Can toothpaste save your life? According to researchers, the answer seems to be… yes!. As you may know, your oral health is the gateway to your overall health, so why not take both into consideration when you’re brushing your teeth? According to the CDC, nearly 48 percent of Americans age 30 and older (and even […]
While fluoride is essential for creating a healthy, thick enamel layer on teeth, if too much of it is present, especially at a key point in a child’s dental development, a condition called fluorosis can occur. This condition presents itself most commonly in children as old as nine in the form of discoloration of teeth, […]
One of the first questions that patients looking to replace missing teeth with dental implants ask is, “How much do dental implants cost?”. The inevitable answer is, “It depends”. This isn’t because the person answering the phone is trying to brush off the question, it’s because it really does depend. Here are some factors that […]
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