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My Mom sallowed her fake tooth that has little prongs on both

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My Mom sallowed her fake tooth that has little prongs on both sides to keep it in place.
Should she be worried. Do you have any advise on this matter.thanks.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
That is worrisome.
The prongs can damage the intestinal lining sometimes if sharp enough.
can also cause small bowel ostruction.
hence, it is better to go to the ER or see her doctor.
That way a gastroenterologist can try to retreve it by endoscopy.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****