As a parent, your child losing their first tooth can be a momentous occasion. But what happens when your child accidentally swallows their baby tooth?
Swallowing a whole tooth or a fragment of a tooth isn’t unusual. It can happen anytime, such as while your child’s tooth is loose during a sporting event or while eating. Baby teeth are smooth and small enough that your child may not even realize they swallowed it.
A tooth is generally digestible. Almost all objects that are swallowed, including those with sharp edges, will pass through the digestive system without any harm, according to the National Health Service. But it’s always best to monitor your child’s condition and seek help from a doctor if the swallowing of a tooth occurs. You should especially seek immediate medical attention if your child experiences the following symptoms:
Although it’s not always possible to prevent your child from swallowing a tooth, you can take some safety measures when your child is about to lose their baby teeth.
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