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What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Passing time

The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value.
Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful.

In brief: Passing time

The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value.
Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful.
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually nothing.

Unless a child were to choke on it and inhale the tooth into the lungs, the tooth usually will pass easily through the digestive tract and be passed out with the stools.

In brief: Usually nothing.

Unless a child were to choke on it and inhale the tooth into the lungs, the tooth usually will pass easily through the digestive tract and be passed out with the stools.
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stomach acid

Are you sure the child swallowed it? Most likely it will dissolve in his stomach acid.
Don't worry.

In brief: Stomach acid

Are you sure the child swallowed it? Most likely it will dissolve in his stomach acid.
Don't worry.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It's OK

It will "work out all right in the end.
" you may, however, have to leave a note for the tooth fairy.

In brief: It's OK

It will "work out all right in the end.
" you may, however, have to leave a note for the tooth fairy.
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

It comes out of the other end. Nothing to worry.

In brief: Nothing

It comes out of the other end. Nothing to worry.
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