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What if I Swallow a tooth?

If you accidentally swallow a tooth, don't panic. While it's not common, it's also not harmful in most cases. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Check your stool: The tooth will most likely pass through your digestive system and come out in your stool within a few days. Check your stool to make sure that the tooth has passed.

  2. Call your dentist: Let your dentist know what has happened, as they may want to take an X-ray or examine your mouth to make sure that the entire tooth has come out and that there are no other issues.

  3. Seek medical attention if necessary: If you experience any abdominal pain, vomiting, or other unusual symptoms, contact a healthcare professional right away.

It's important to note that if the tooth that you swallowed is a permanent tooth, it cannot be replaced. However, your dentist may be able to provide you with options for replacing the missing tooth, such as a dental implant or bridge.

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