Ectopic tooth in maxillary sinus - wisdom tooth

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio
Diagnosis certain


Recurrent headaches.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

The third molar tooth (wisdom tooth) is seen projecting into the right maxillary sinus.

Case Discussion

Occasionally teeth, in particular, the third molar tooth, may erupt into the maxillary sinus and present with local sinonasal symptoms attributed to recurrent or chronic sinusitis. In this case, there are no signs of associated acute or chronic sinusitis.  


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