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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SWALLOW A TOOTH

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SWALLOW A TOOTH
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  bpkdds replied 6 years ago.
Most of the time nothing. It will usually just pass on through. But....
Yes, there is a chance it can cause problem. The tooth can perforate the intestines, get caught/trapped, may need surgical removal. If there is any question that the tooth has passed, an upper GI and lower GI x-ray can be taken.

If you are concerned, strain your stool in order to find the tooth. Your body won't break the tooth down.

Best of Luck.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

its a crown , can that be an issue

should i try to throw up right now?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

hello? .. its a crown

Expert:  bpkdds replied 6 years ago.
What I wrote applies to a crown as well. Sorry, but I can't give that kind of advice out on line. That approach may or may not be successful in getting the crown out.