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Things To Keep In Mind About Before Getting An Oral Piercing

Posted on 1/30/2020 by Jeannie Molato, DDS
Things To Keep In Mind About Before Getting An Oral PiercingIn the recent past, oral piercings have made their way into the world of fashion. It might be appealing to get a piercing, but do you know the risks that these fashion accessories come tied to.

Sadly, the risks start with the hygiene of the piercing parlor you will have it installed in, to the type of piercing you are getting. Here are some of the risks:

The Risks Of Contracting A Disease

In case the pricing parlor isn't hygienic enough, you can easily get an oral infection before even leaving the parlor. You can easily contract infections like hepatitis, tetanus, and tuberculosis. If this isn't bad enough, you still risk getting diseases even after attending a great piercing parlor. Piercings have shown to easily lead to a bevy of oral issues, including gum recession, cavities, metal allergies, gingivitis, and increased plaque buildup.

An Increased Risk Of Injury

Depending on your piercing's location, you can easily damage your teeth and gums. For instance, it can be easy to chew the piercings when eating if it is located close to the teeth. You can also bite it while running or doing any normal activity. Some of these damages tend to be quite permanent and might need cosmetic dentistry to correct.

When it comes to chewing your food, they also make it tough on you. The mouth is used to chewing food without any foreign objects barring it. As a result, having a tongue piercing will mean that it will take time to chew your food, with the imminent risk of biting on the piece of metal. Also, food can also get caught in the piercing. If left unattended for long, it can easily lead to an oral infection.

Piercings aren't worth the risks that they come tied to. Sure, they might look trendy, but you might be causing the detriment of your oral health. Be sure to also talk to your teenage kids about these dangers to protect their dentition.
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