I went to the dentist today to get two filling replaced which were metal filling. During the procedure I swallowed twice without realizing until later. Not only that afterwards I went to rinse my mouth out with water thinking I got all the debris out I went to swallowing again noticing that some was still left in my mouth. I did swallow pieces of my filling during and after the procedure. I did call my dentist to ask him if it was harmful but I received no answer yet? Is it harmful to swallow pieces if metal filling when they are being replaced? I'm I in danger of anything by doing this? Please Help. Thank You
I've done the same in the past when having a filling replaced. I'm sure it didn't bother me at all. Health wise, they've been in your mouth, so I don't think they will doing anything but pass naturally and you won't even know it.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.