The supernumerary nasal tooth

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Nov;38(11):1219-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2009.06.013.


Teeth exceeding the normal dental complement that have erupted into the nasal cavity are a rare pathological entity. This case report describes a female patient with recurrent complaints and fetid discharge from the left nasal cavity. The suspected clinical diagnosis of a supernumerary nasal tooth was confirmed by computed tomography. After endoscopic removal, the tooth was examined using X-ray microtomography and thin-section preparations; these findings are presented for the first time. A literature search identified 25 supernumerary nasal teeth in 23 patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endoscopy
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Nose / surgery*
  • Tooth, Supernumerary / surgery*
  • X-Ray Microtomography