While swallowing a tooth might be upsetting to your child it is not harmful. Keep them calm. If the tooth was a baby tooth you have nothing to worry about. However, you may have to get creative with the Tooth Fairy since there’s no tooth to put under the pillow.
What happens if you accidentally swallow a tooth?
Generally, a tooth is digestible. If an object like a tooth can pass from the narrowest part of the digestive tract, it will most likely pass with no problem. However, in case your child swallows a tooth, monitor him or her for signs of problems, and seek your doctor’s advice.
How long does it take for a swallowed tooth to pass?
If your child swallowed a tooth, don’t give them a laxative, advises the NHS. Rest assured, it should digest within 24 to 48 hours, notes Family Education.
Will a baby tooth dissolve if swallowed?
Most of the time, however, the tooth is swallowed into the stomach where it will eventually pass.” The dentists we spoke with assured us that although aspirating a tooth does happen, it is very rare. So, if a child swallows a tooth and seems fine, then there is probably nothing to worry about!
Will a tooth dissolve in your stomach?
Stomach acid has a pH of 2.0. It is very acidic and will slowly dissolve your teeth as dental enamel begins to dissolve at 5.5. As your teeth begin to dissolve, you’ll notice that your teeth have an increased sensitivity to cold and hot foods.
Can you choke on a tooth in your sleep?
Some parents say they worry that their children will swallow a tooth or choke on it in their sleep, but dentists say there is little concern.
What should I do if I swallow my crown?
Call a medical doctor immediately if you think you swallowed your crown by accident. There’s a chance you could have instead aspirated it, meaning your dental crown is in your lungs. A medical doctor will be able to take x-rays to see where your dental crown went. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Will the Tooth Fairy come if you lost the tooth?
I lost my baby tooth. Will you still give me a present? Answer: As long as you’ve been good with brushing your teeth I will be able to spot it wherever I go.