A 59-year-old man in Denmark complained to doctors that he couldn’t smell and had congestion, but was surprised when they told him he had a tooth growing in his nasal cavity.
After steroids to treat his blacked nose didn’t work, the man visited the ear, nose and throat department at University Hospital Aarhus.
The tooth was found when doctors poked a tiny camera up his nose to figure out what was going on.
According to the detailed BMJ Case Reports Journal, a CT scan revealed a mucus-covered mass of enamel on the floor of the man’s nasal cavity.
Then, with a pair of forceps the tooth was able to be taken out.
This case is rare, but not unheard of. Trauma or infections have been credited in the past for a misplaced tooth.
Since the surgery the man has not experienced symptoms.