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Braintree: Granny's false teeth stuck in throat for nine weeks
7:00am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
A former teacher has told of her disbelief after her dementia-suffering mother swallowed her false teeth and unknowingly spent nine weeks with them lodged in her throat.
Umit Maddock, 46, was stunned when doctors finally discovered her 75-year-old mother, Nermin Keating, who struggles to speak, had swallowed her dentures two months earlier.
Mrs Maddock, who quit her job as a science teacher at Alec Hunter Humanities College to care for Mrs Keating, first noticed the top row of 11 teeth missing way back in early November.
At the time, she assumed they had fallen out around their home in Devonshire Gardens, Braintree, but when they failed to show up and her mother appeared ill, she feared the worst.
On their fourth and final visit to Mount Chambers Surgery, in Coggeshall Road, Braintree, on January 2, Dr Noel Pereira finally made the bizarre discovery.
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