Smile by Jury: Tooth Fairy Under Fire

According to a new “case study” described in Thursday’s British Medical Journal, the tooth fairy is alleged to have ventured from her typically benevolent perch, causing a bit of mischief by inserting a tooth into the ear of an 8-year-old boy.

The boy was referred to an allergy specialist for an ominous sounding condition known as profuse mucopurulent rhinorrhoea – which is a $12 way of saying he had a chronically runny nose. X-rays revealed his sinuses were indeed severely inflamed. They also revealed the reason: a calcified foreign object firmly lodged in his ear canal. In other words, a tooth.


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