Swallowed my tooth crown!!!!

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jeanneac
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   Posted 7/29/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone ever done that? I am a little concerned it is going to get stuck somewhere or poke something. I am going to eat some bread and see if that helps. I tell ya, if it's not one thing, it's another....
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil, omeprazole for reflux, wellbutrin, 5 mg prednisone/day.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA, LOTS of joint pain followed by a recent set back with the colitis.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/29/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MikeB
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   Posted 7/29/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
You will be doing some interesting picking through if certain substances for a few days.
I think the usual advice on swallowing a durable objetc like that is wait a few days to see if it passes, then go for an xray. Might lodge somewhere where is can be extracted via endoscopy. Thankfully crowns are not that large!

dunny2
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   Posted 7/29/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Oooops, I have never done it, always worried that I might. It's gonna be an expensive poop !!!
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jeanneac
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   Posted 7/29/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL... Y'all made me laugh, thanks. My stomach cramped up bad today after eating some cheerios and kefir with a drink that I found out had artificial sweetener in it. I managed to get two pieces of toast down in case the crown was in there so it would have something to cling to. I have no idea when it went missing. I may have spit it out when I was brushing my teeth but that doesn't seem likely. Sometimes it seems like things just won't quit!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil, omeprazole for reflux, wellbutrin, 5 mg prednisone/day.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA, LOTS of joint pain followed by a recent set back with the colitis.


Dagger
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   Posted 7/29/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I swallowed one whole and another one in pieces. I don't have much luck with my teeth. My dentist's concern was that the edges where it goes into your gums are sharp so it could cause a problem going through.

I had to check to make sure it came out (yuck!) and he told me to call if I developed a fever or noticed any blood. It was really annoying to continue paying off the charges for a crown that I threw away.

mbw1103
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   Posted 7/29/2010 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate to have to admit to it, but I've done that too! It happened the night before my mom and I were going to visit a family friend for a week.  My mom used to be in the dental field, so she told me to keep some wax on the tooth where the crown to prevent irritation (those candy wax tubes with liquid in them work great....just rinse out the liquid and then you can mold the wax to fit your tooth until you find your crown).  The worst of it was waiting for it come out.  I checked each bowel movement for days (thankfully, this was pre-crohn's so it was a bit easier)... i was getting nervous that it got stuck somewhere.  Finally on day 5, it came out (gotta love slow motility :-) ).  The dentist sterilized it and then glued it back in.  It did skeeve me out a bit at first, but after a little bit I forgot and it was better than paying for a new one.  My mom and I still laugh about it.
34 - Diagnosed with Crohn's in Nov. '05
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Nanners
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   Posted 7/30/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not swallowed a crown but did swallow the temporary crown they had put on. I never had any issues luckily.

MBW1103 all I have to say is YUCK!! I think I would have been too grossed out to let them put it back on. But I can understand why you did since they are so expensive. Hugs!
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ZenaWP
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   Posted 7/30/2010 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I swallowed the temporary crown and didn't have any issues...didn't watch to make sure it came back out either.  And I'm with you Nanners, I don't think I would have let them put it back on! 

Crohn's Disease with Arthritis, Non-Erosive Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Depression/Anxiety 


Dagger
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   Posted 7/30/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't have mine put back on, the dentist didn't give me the option, and I didn't think to ask. He wanted to make (and charge me for) another crown but I changed dentists and had the new dentist make the crown.

mbw1103
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   Posted 7/30/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Trust me, if I could have afforded it at the time I would have had a new one made.  I was going through some rough times financially.  Between my mom and my uncle (who's a dentist) all I would have had to pay was the lab costs for the crown (a few hundred dollars), but even that would have been more than I could have afforded at the time.  Neither my mom nor uncle saw any issue with putting it back in, so after running it through the sterlizer twice it went back in.  It was in for a few years but eventually the root canal failed (unrelated) and I now have an implant in place of that tooth.  Even though I had lived with the crown for a few years I was glad to get a replacement that hadn't gone any further than my mouth.
 
Melissa
34 - Diagnosed with Crohn's in Nov. '05
Current Meds: Apriso, Canasa, Methotrexate, Pamine Forte, Aciphex, Domperidone, Folic Acid, Restasis, Zofran, Zyrtec, Zantac, Align, Calcium, Vitamin D, Centrum, Digestive Enzymes, Thera-tears Omega 3 Supplement
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dunny2
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   Posted 7/30/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
$650, I'm with you Melissa. I would have bleached the hell out of it. Then told the dentist it fell into the
sink or something. It is yucky, but $650 to $700 it would be worth it...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...

huckleberry
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   Posted 7/30/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I swallowed one once and lost another. Very expensive! Still haven't replaced either....
But, luckily no problems with the swallowed one - I didn't really try to "follow" it through .. assume it's long gone.

Good luck
Official dx September 2007.
currently flaring (June 2010) with colitis
Medications: Pentasa, Omeprazole, Prednisone, 6MP
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, take Levoxyl), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
47 years old; single mom to three wonderful kids, ages 12 to 18.

jeanneac
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   Posted 7/30/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am lucky it was a temporary crown so I don't have to "reclaim/recycle" it. Ha! Ha! It'll be interesting to see if I see it in the toilet bowl though. I didn't realize so many people have experienced this problem.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil, omeprazole for reflux, wellbutrin, 5 mg prednisone/day.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA, LOTS of joint pain followed by a recent set back with the colitis.
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