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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.
If you’ve ever shopped for dental floss – and you really should – you may have noticed that there are two varieties of nylon floss sold: waxed and unwaxed. Although most people prefer the sturdiness of floss coated in wax, many find that the added layer of wax can sometimes be difficult to comfortably fit […]
“It depends.” That’s probably an answer you will often hear if you’re considering getting dental implants. This is because there are so many things to consider when placing a dental implant. One of the many considerations that your dentist needs to take into account before placing a dental implant is what type of bone you […]
When a tooth is so badly infected that the bacteria make their way through the entire tooth and reach the gums beneath, the result is a painful infection at the base of the tooth (known as a periapical lesion). In addition to the general inflammatory pain at the site of infection, any pressure applied on […]
We’ve seen a disturbing trend on TikTok where people, mostly teens, have been filing down their front teeth in order to make them ‘even’ or ‘straight’. We can’t believe we have to say this, but please don’t do it. We can’t stress enough just how bad this is, but let’s discuss the gruesome details of […]
Teeth bleaching has been shown to be an effective and lasting treatment for stained teeth time and again. With the right treatment protocols, some patients even report white teeth lasting for a year or more. But regardless of which tooth bleaching treatment you get, here are some things to know if you want to maximize […]
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