Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 762--764

Intranasal inverted tooth: A rare cause of a persistent rhinosinusitis


José Wilson Noleto1, Roberto Prado2, Julierme Ferreira Rocha1, Márcio André F DaCosta3, Cabiará Uchôa Guerra Barbosa4, Maria Das Graças Toscano5 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Campina Grande Federal University, Paraíba, Brazil
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Military Police Central Hospital of the State of Rio de Janeiro Military Police, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Postgraduate Student, School of Dentistry, UNICSUL SP, São PauloDepartment of Pediatric Dentistry, Postgraduate Student, School of Dentistry, UNICSUL SP, São Paulo, Brazil
5 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Paraíba Federal University, Paraíba, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
José Wilson Noleto
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Campina Grande Federal University, Paraíba
Brazil

The aim of this study was to report a case of two supernumerary teeth in the nasal cavity in a 22-year-old woman who presented pain, rhinorrhea, and inflammation of the nasal mucosa (rhinosinusitis). The computed tomograph scan showed two radiopaque images that were diagnosed as supernumerary nasal teeth. One was unerupted in the floor and the other inverted, and erupted on the floor on the left side of the nasal cavity. They were removed under general anesthesia, one through the palatine approach, and the other directly through the nasal cavity. The patient was followed for a year and there was no sign of recurrence of rhinosinusitis.


How to cite this article:
Noleto JW, Prado R, Rocha JF, DaCosta MF, Barbosa CG, Toscano MG. Intranasal inverted tooth: A rare cause of a persistent rhinosinusitis.Indian J Dent Res 2013;24:762-764


How to cite this URL:
Noleto JW, Prado R, Rocha JF, DaCosta MF, Barbosa CG, Toscano MG. Intranasal inverted tooth: A rare cause of a persistent rhinosinusitis. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];24:762-764
Available from: http://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290;year=2013;volume=24;issue=6;spage=762;epage=764;aulast=Noleto;type=0