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Case report
Conservative surgical management of a supernumerary tooth in the nasal cavity
  1. Vineet Kumar1,
  2. Akhilesh Bhaskar2,
  3. Roohi Kapoor3 and
  4. Pratima Malik4
  1. 1Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, ESIC Hospital Manesar, Gurgaon, India
  2. 2Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
  3. 3Department of Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India
  4. 4Department of Dental Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences and Research, Ambala, Haryana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Akhilesh Bhaskar; akhileshbhaskarendo{at}


A 9-year-old girl presented with a foreign body obstruction inside her nose. The condition led to pain and nasal congestion. CT showed the presence of a radiopaque mass similar to a tooth in the right nasal cavity. Diagnosis of a supernumerary intranasal tooth was made and extraction was performed under general anaesthesia. An ectopic tooth in the nasal cavity is rare and surgical removal is recommended to eliminate the symptoms.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology

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  • Contributors VK performed the surgery. AB, RK and PM have written the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.