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North Augusta, SC
A 23-year-old female asked:

Accidentally swallowed a rubber band for braces. am i okay? feel like its stuck in my throat, but i can breath fine.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Swallowed elastic: You should be OK. What you want to do is help the elastic continue on it's journey through the GI tract and out. Eating and/or drinking would be helpful to move the elastic along.
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