Carious Nasal Tooth: A Case Report from the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital


Ectopic teeth erupting in the nasal cavity are a rare occurrence. This may present with varying degree of morbidity. We present a very rare occurrence case report of an ectopic carious tooth in a nasal cavity. The upper left central incisor was congenitally missing and patient thought it was a form of diastema. Her chief complaint was painful whitish growth in the floor of her left nose with foul smelling mucoid discharge. The learning experience in this case report is that, in conducting examination for a missing upper incisors, the floor of the nose must be included. A further research is needed to establish the actual pathogenesis involved in cariogenesis in the nasal cavity.

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Oti, A. , Kwasi, S. , Edward, S. and Ampem, G. (2014) Carious Nasal Tooth: A Case Report from the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Open Journal of Stomatology, 4, 310-313. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2014.46044.

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