Lost your dentures? Hopefully they're not here...
Here at EverythingDentures, we often advise our patients to remove their dentures at night, whilst they sleep. There are a number of reasons why this is good practice, including some hygiene benefits, but dentures can also represent a choking hazard. Although this is rare, CNN recently reported on a troubling story where a man's false teeth were found lodged in his throat - a full 8 days after he underwent anaesthetic!
The patient thought he had lost his dentures during his initial visit to hospital but instead, after complaining of difficulties breathing and swallowing, they were discovered on an x-ray, stuck in his throat, and had to be removed.
You can read the full article here: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/12/health/dentures-throat-surgery-scli-gbr-intl/index.html
Our friendly practitioners at EverythingDentures pride themselves on giving good advice to patients, especially those feeling nervous about partial denture installations or emergency denture repair. You can always contact EverythingDentures for a free quote or a chat about your denture options.