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Old 30-04-2008, 10:03
katyb0408
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Should I be concerned? Last night while eating my dinner i suddenly realised my crown was missing!

I never felt it go and I certainly didnt notice swallowing it! How I did that I dont know

Anyway my concern is it will damage my insides somewhere along the line as it has a long metal post on it. could that rip my innards somewhere? Or should it pass through ok?

I dont particularly fancy going to hospital and looking like a right plum but obviously maybe i should.

or am i over reacting?
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Old 30-04-2008, 10:14
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I doubt you'd damage your insides or anything. As long as you don't feel anything lodged in your wind pipe or your feeling no discomfort then you should be ok.

Make an appointment with your dentist and get it replaced. But I don't think you've got anything to be worried about, you should be safe.
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Old 30-04-2008, 10:19
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I did that with my resin tooth, I'm still here.

Cost me 250, bah humbug.
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Old 30-04-2008, 10:27
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I did that with my resin tooth, I'm still here.

Cost me 250, bah humbug.
did you ever find it
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Old 30-04-2008, 10:45
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did you ever find it

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Old 30-04-2008, 10:49
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I swallowed my crown!
Are you the queen or something?

You must have a HUGE mouth!!!
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Old 30-04-2008, 10:56
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'twill be a princely poo you do on the throne
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Old 30-04-2008, 11:17
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I doubt the crown will do any damage. But if you're worried about it causing some discomfort whilst being "passed through" - eat lots of bread and stodgy stuff to bulk you up a bit.

It sounds daft - but I remember this being done years ago for a patient who had swallowed a razor blade. They didn't want to open him up if it could be avoided - so they packed him full of bread and kept X-raying him every few hours. Eventually it was passed safely - and with no damage!!
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Old 30-04-2008, 11:49
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About the only place the crown could cause any issues is if it lodges at your appendix, and this is vary rare.
If it does you should notice discomfort, worse with pressure, at a point about 1/3 from your hip bone to your belly-button on your right side. If this happens go to the hospital.

Otherwise, if you have the stomach for it, you can look through your stools over the next 24-48 hours and you should find it.
Soak it in some bleach & water (1 part bleach, 3 parts water) for an hour to clean it, and take it to your dentist. They will sterilise it properly and it can then be re-cemented (provided everything fits OK).
If you see your dentist for a temporary replacement, ask them to delay any definitive treatment to give you time to find your crown otherwise you'll have to pay for any new crown already under construction.

I have fitted a few crowns back for patients after this exact situation and have seen no problems.
But it still sounds gross

This is my professional opinion based solely upon the information provided by the OP and my training and qualifications as a general dental practitioner. This should not be considered a definitive diagnosis, and you should arrange a formal examinaiton & assessment with your regular dentist.
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Old 30-04-2008, 12:08
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No.
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Old 30-04-2008, 12:20
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Better to be safe than sorry...
Go call the doctor up and let them know, get adivce from them.
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Old 30-04-2008, 12:36
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Better to be safe than sorry...
Go call the doctor up and let them know, get adivce from them.
Good grief! I really don't think that's necessary if there are no symptoms, and in any case, NHS Direct would be a better bet, that's what they're for.
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Old 30-04-2008, 12:57
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Better to be safe than sorry...
Go call the doctor up and let them know, get adivce from them.
A bit drastic!
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