You can swallow your dentures without knowing it. The risk is greater during some healthcare encounters, like surgery or emergency care. Once swallowed, dentures can become stuck in your throat, esophagus, stomach, or intestines.
How can I prevent this?
Tell your healthcare provider if you have dentures, partial plates, or any removable dental work if you are hospitalized or having a procedure.
If your dentures are missing, consider that you may have swallowed them. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have symptoms associated with swallowed dentures.
What are the symptoms if I swallow my dentures?