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Risks Of Oral Piercings And How To Reduce Them


Posted on 5/8/2023 by Evan
Risks Of Oral Piercings And How To Reduce ThemPiercings in the mouth, such as the tongue or the lip, have gained popularity recently. Yet, there are other possible downsides and hazards associated with them. This article will discuss the potential health risks of oral piercings and advise minimizing those threats.

What Are Some Risks Associated With Oral Piercings?


Infection is a major concern when getting an oral piercing. Millions of germs are in the mouth, and a piercing opens the body up to the possibility of infection. The gums, teeth, and other oral tissues may all be harmed by piercings, increasing the risk of cavities and tooth loss. Nerve injury is another potential complication of oral piercings. Pain, numbness, or other issues that impede speech, chewing, or swallowing may result from piercings that are too near to nerves in the mouth.

Taking good care of the piercing site after getting an oral piercing will help lessen the potential for infection. This involves avoiding foods and beverages that might irritate the piercing site, such as spicy or acidic meals, and keeping the region clean by washing the mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash after eating or drinking. It is also crucial to see a reputed piercer who takes precautions to prevent the spread of infection by only working with clean tools. Try to get jewelry for your piercing composed of materials like surgical stainless steel or titanium that will not create an allergic response or harm to your teeth.

In conclusion, although getting an oral piercing may seem cool, you should be aware of the potential health complications that arise from doing so. Our highly trained dental staff is here to offer you individualized care and the highest standard of service. Contact us now to set up an appointment and learn how we can improve your dental health.

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