Submitted: 14 May 2016
Accepted: 29 May 2016
First published online: 01 Oct 2016
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Avicenna J Dent Res. 2017;9(4):8-8.
doi: 10.5812/ajdr.39127
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Case Report

Ectopic Erupted Teeth: A Case Report 

Reza Farhangi 1, Pejman Janbaz 1 * ORCiD

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IR Iran
* Corresponding author: Pejman Janbaz, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IR Iran. Tel: +98-8138275399, Fax: +98-8138354220, E-mail: Email:


Introduction: Although ectopic eruptions of teeth into the nasal cavity have been previously reported, the eruption of a tooth into the turbinates of the nose is quite rare. This report describes a case in which a tooth ectopically erupted into the inferior turbinate of the nose. Signs and symptoms of the occurrence, as well as its diagnosis and treatment, are also delineated in this case report.

Case Presentation: A 32-year-old man with swelling in the left paranasal area of the face was referred to the department of Oral and maxillofacial surgery for diagnosis and treatment. A diagnostic workup resulted in the diagnosis of an ectopic tooth eruption. The tooth was removed via the use of a transoral approach and without any complications.

Conclusions: This case report alerts surgeons to consider the possibility of an eruption of a tooth into the nasal cavity or inferior turbinate of the nose when panoramic radiography reveals an impacted canine tooth located high in the maxilla.

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