Objective: This paper describes a patient with recurrent unilateral nasal discomfort and pain due to an intranasal tooth. A short overview of the literature is provided in relation to the aetiology, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment of intranasal teeth. Case report: A 26-year-old man was referred with a history of recurrent left-sided nasal obstruction, facial pain and discomfort, and chronic purulent rhinorrhoea. Computed tomography revealed a nasal tooth, which was likely to have been the cause of these symptoms. After transnasal surgical extraction under endoscopic guidance, the patient was relieved of his complaints (at the one-year follow up). Conclusion: An ectopic tooth in the nasal cavity is a rare phenomenon, and in most cases the cause of an intranasal tooth remains unclear. The treatment of an intranasal tooth entails surgical extraction even though such teeth may remain asymptomatic; several cases have illustrated the potential significant morbidity associated with their occurrence. Copyright

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doi.org/10.1017/S0022215112002927, hdl.handle.net/1765/65478
Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Department of Otorhinolaryngology

van Essen, T., & van Rijswijk, J. B. (2013). Intranasal toothache: Case report. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 127(3), 321–322. doi:10.1017/S0022215112002927