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How Oral Piercings Are Commonly Damaging the Mouth


Posted on 6/15/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
How Oral Piercings Are Commonly Damaging the MouthIt looks cool. It feels different. It is something all my friends are doing. These are some of the reasons that people give for getting oral piercings. It is easy to think about the reasons to get oral piercings, but when people do, they often ignore the risks they are taking.

Oral piercings can damage the teeth and gums in several ways. The most common ways happen more often than people thinking about getting oral piercings may imagine.

Increased Risk of Dental Injury

If you ask someone to bite down on q nail, they would probably decline. This is because they are afraid of breaking their teeth or damaging them in some way. An oral piercing offers the same opportunity as biting down on a nail does. It is very easy to break, chip and crack teeth when an oral piercing is in place.

A broken tooth is only one type of injury that oral piercings are causing. They can also lead to nerve damage in some cases. Many people end up with a combination of these injuries. It is probably the most common way that oral piercings damage the mouth.

The Risk of Disease

When you have an oral piercing whether it is in your tongue or lip or somewhere else around the mouth, you are facing a risk of infection and disease. To put a piercing in, a hole is put in the mouth. That hole is an open wound and is a place where bacteria can grow. That can lead to an infection.

An oral piercing also puts a foreign object in your mouth. Any time you put a foreign body in your body, you put it at risk of infection and disease. The piercings are difficult to clean and become a place where bacteria can grow. If they break or damage a tooth, that is another place for bacteria to grow. That bacteria can lead to problems with tooth decay, gum disease and infections.

There are plenty of people who do not ever have a problem with an oral piercing. The key to it is taking care of the piercing and all of your oral health.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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