Oral Piercing Hazards
- Posted on: Jun 30 2015
Oral piercings have become a cool form of self-expression, but unfortunately they can also be a health hazard. In some cases you could crack a tooth if you bite down too hard on the piercing and repeated clicking of the jewelry against teeth can cause tooth damage. More seriously oral piercings can lead to infections like hepatitis and endocarditis. Know the facts beforehand, so you can make an informed decision. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/oral-piercings
Once the piercing is in place, the ADA recommends visiting the dentist every six months, to closely monitor the piercing and any potential damage to teeth and gums. This will decrease the likelihood of any long-term damage.
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