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Doctors pull tooth from Saudi man's nose

Published On: Aug 08 2014 12:30:25 PM AKDT
Updated On: Aug 08 2014 06:19:07 AM AKDT
Man's nose, mouth

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Doctors in Saudi Arabia pulled a tooth from the nose of a 22-year-old man complaining of chronic nosebleeds.

That's right. A tooth.

The half-inch mass was extracted from the man's nasal cavity under general anesthesia after doctors consulted with local dentists, LiveScience reported.

The man's nosebleeds were gone in about three months.

"It's an unusual case of an extra tooth -- certainly, the most impressive intranasal photo I think I've ever seen of one," dentist John Hellstein told LiveScience.

According to the Daily Mail, it's not clear what causes extra teeth like this. But it could be a combination of trauma, infection and genetic factors.

Click here to see a photo of the extra tooth.