October 02, 2009

Oral piercing and dental health problems

oral piercing
Lip piercing, tongue piercing or cheek piercing are quiet popular, I personally love piercings and I’ve been thinking about getting one once I finish my braces treatment. However, before you or I hit the piercing parlor we should have certain consideration in mind:

The most common dental problems we can have if get oral piercings are fractured teeth and infection. Teeth can get chipped or fractured when we eat, talk, chew or even sleep. If a tooth gets fractured on the enamel it would only need a filling, but if it goes deepen then a root canal or extraction would be necessary.

Some other dental health problems caused by oral piercing are:
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Scarring
  • Fractured or chipped teeth
  • Loss of taste
  • Mouth sores
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum damage
 Is tongue piercing the most dangerous?

Since tongue has plenty of bacteria, dentists find relation between oral infections and other kind of infections in the body. When the tongue gets pierced, the bacteria on the tongue can be released into the bloodstream and travel towards the hearts.

Therefore, before considering a tongue piercing or in any other part of your mouth, you should visit a dentist first to check up your oral health and of course, go to piercing parlor that gathers the right sanitary conditions.

And moreover, you assume the commitment of keeping a good oral hygiene to keep your mouth and your bling safe.

1 Comment:

Idol White said...

I could never have that done, and I am not supprized at all it has negative effects on oral health. Good post.

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