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I accidentally swallowed a porcelain denture jacket tooth while eating banana, is it dangerous?Will it pass when i move my bowel?

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Dr. Richard Reinitz
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

While it is likely it will pass through, an x-ray of your GI tract is still a good idea as it could become trapped in your color especially if you have any diverticuli or in pouches in your colon.
You can check your stool via screening it as well.

In brief: Yes and no

While it is likely it will pass through, an x-ray of your GI tract is still a good idea as it could become trapped in your color especially if you have any diverticuli or in pouches in your colon.
You can check your stool via screening it as well.
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
It is certainly possible that the crown may pass, however, you should see a Gastroenterologist. If the crown does not pass, it could cause tearing of the intestinal lining, bleeding, and other complications.
Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should pass

Typically not a problem. Usually passes right through.
Eat normally, and drink plenty of fluids to keep the system working.You probably will not even notice it.See your dentist to fix the denture , but also to evaluate for wearing down of them and to recommend when new ones should be made.The expected life of a denture is 5 years, due to changes in the underlying tissues and the wear on the denture.

In brief: Should pass

Typically not a problem. Usually passes right through.
Eat normally, and drink plenty of fluids to keep the system working.You probably will not even notice it.See your dentist to fix the denture , but also to evaluate for wearing down of them and to recommend when new ones should be made.The expected life of a denture is 5 years, due to changes in the underlying tissues and the wear on the denture.
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Dr. Gary Kitzis
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: Swallow false tooth

This isn't a problem at all.
Inconvenient yes, but not a problem. It will easily pass with your bowel movement. Your dentist knows what color tooth and model of tooth that was used and the dental laboratory or your dentist can replace it on your denture.

In brief: Swallow false tooth

This isn't a problem at all.
Inconvenient yes, but not a problem. It will easily pass with your bowel movement. Your dentist knows what color tooth and model of tooth that was used and the dental laboratory or your dentist can replace it on your denture.
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Usually no problems

Most times it will pass through your system with no problems or discomfort.
You might want to check your stools for 4-5 days to see if it did pass through. If it didn't, then you might consider a chest x-ray to see if its in your lungs or somewhere in your intestines.

In brief: Usually no problems

Most times it will pass through your system with no problems or discomfort.
You might want to check your stools for 4-5 days to see if it did pass through. If it didn't, then you might consider a chest x-ray to see if its in your lungs or somewhere in your intestines.
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Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Yes.

The dangerous part is getting past your airway and into your stomach.
Once it is there (if it wasn't you would be coughing and choking) it will pass...

In brief: Yes.

The dangerous part is getting past your airway and into your stomach.
Once it is there (if it wasn't you would be coughing and choking) it will pass...
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry

In brief: Probably

Things like this almost always pass.
I know of a guy who swallowed a gold tooth. He did his thing in newspapers on the floor for five days, passed it, separated it out of the you-know-what, sterilized it and had it recemented. Go figure/.

In brief: Probably

Things like this almost always pass.
I know of a guy who swallowed a gold tooth. He did his thing in newspapers on the floor for five days, passed it, separated it out of the you-know-what, sterilized it and had it recemented. Go figure/.
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