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Man goes to doctor with chronic nosebleeds, discovers rogue tooth in nose

SCREAM. (Might not want to read this if you’ve just had breakfast.)

JUST LAST MONTH, we learned that an Indian teen had to have 232 teeth removed from his head after he complained of a swollen jaw.

We thought that would be the last we would hear of nightmarish teeth, but here we are again.

A Saudi Arabian man complaining of chronic nosebleeds has discovered the root of the problem – a rogue tooth growing in his nasal cavity.

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That’s a tooth in the nostril, folks. A tooth in the nostril.

According to the American Journal of Case Reports, doctors were surprised to find the “instranasal supernumerary tooth”, which was scratching the inside of the man’s nose and making it bleed.

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The 1cm-long tooth was removed, and the nosebleeds ceased.

Speaking to LiveScience, a professor of oral pathology at the University of Iowa said it was an ‘unusual’ case:

…Certainly, the most impressive intranasal photo I think I’ve ever seen of one. I’ve never seen the tooth actually in there.

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