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Is it dangerous to swallow gum

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
NO: Though your body can't digest it, it passes through your digestive track in a smooth lump and is excreted in your stool 24 to 72 hours later. Large ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No worries: It will pass
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Don't: Don't make a habit of this. But as they say, "This too shall come to pass."
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not particularly: As long as it was just a little. Hydrogen peroxide is water (H2O) with an extra oxygen atom added (H2O2) so its not like you've ingested poison.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
FDA approved 1%-3%: It has a long proven time tested fact thing that hydrogen peroxide 3% can be safely used as a mouthwash.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Abscess: Probably not dangerous since gastric acid will destroy most bacteria, but this should be seen by a dentist and treated aggressively. Do not wait.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Of the many things a kid swallows, chewing gum is the least likely to ever become a problem. It will pass easily through the digestive system essentia ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No.: As long as it isn't a common thing you do, you should be fine.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schneider
37 years experience Dentistry
Most likely not: It usually passes right through your system without a problem. However, if you do develop any cramping - see an internist right away.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Probably: We tend to swallow air all day long when we eat or just normal swallowing.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Nothing: It will pass.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Gum: If the gum is not chewed, indigestion might occur, or it gets stuck in your oesophagus. If chewed & you have no problems in your stomach or your intes ... Read More

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