How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr.Hans Your Own Question
Dr.Hans, Masters of Dental Surgery
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 644
Experience:  11 years of clinical experience in diagnosing and treating problems in oral and dental health.
Type Your Dental Question Here...
Dr.Hans is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I swallowed my three unit Bridge about 48 hrs ago. how long

Resolved Question:

I swallowed my three unit Bridge about 48 hrs ago. how long should it take to pass or am I going to have problems?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr.Hans replied 7 years ago.

Hello and Welcome to just answer.

In almost all incidences your bridge would pass through in stools without any problem or complications and it will not affect your stomach and intestinal tract in anyway.

Though it may take sometimes 2 days or more (a week) for it to pass

Follow these instructions:

1) Don’t induce vomiting.

2) Drink lot of liquids, until the object has passed your stools.

3) Eating fibrous diet is also recommended.

4) Watch your stools to see if the object has passed, don’t use laxative unless told by the doctor.

Drinking plenty of fluids and water with fibers is supposed to help in easy passage.

Also observe for any pain in abdomen. That will suggest a physician visit and may be an x-ray of the abdomen.

I hope this answers all your questions. Feel free to contact me again if you have doubts and we can discuss it in detail.

If my answer has been helpful to you, please click "ACCEPT" so that I may be paid. This is the only way that I will receive compensation for the work performed.

Take care!! I wish you well!

Happy New Year


Dr.Hans and other Dental Specialists are ready to help you