Dental Health Reasons We Hope You Remove Your Oral Piercing
Posted on 12/7/2020 by Candice
Oral piercing is one of the fashion trends among the youth today. This form of piercing refers to small holes in your cheek, lip, tongue, uvula, and frenum. Some oral piercings can be inside the mouth (intraoral) or perioral (outside the mouth). Whichever way you look at it, this type of piercing has adverse effects on your oral health.
Possible Risks and Complications
Even though it is one of the ways to express your preference in style and fashion, oral piercing has risks and complications. First, your mouth has plenty of bacteria that can cause infections and swelling once you make some piercings in or around it. In some cases, you may experience difficulties in breathing or speaking due to a swollen tongue. If you have heart disease, the same bacteria can cause severe damage to several valves in your heart. Tooth and gum damage can also result from oral piercings. This is because the jewel placed in those piercings irritate the tissue within your gums, or cause damage to the tooth enamel by forming cracks, scratches, chips, and tooth sensitivity. It can even get worse when you had previously done dental work such as fillings or crowns.
To protect and maintain your dental health, we suggest that you remove all oral piercings before they can cause more damage. If not, our advice is to take good care of it while avoiding or minimizing dental problems. You can start by looking for a jewelry style that's suitable for a particular location of your mouth. You can also gauge your choice of jewelry accordingly to keep you comfortable and safe from any other complications. Also, apply proper oral hygiene throughout in addition to coming for regular dental checkups. For more information on oral piercing, contact us to schedule your appointment.
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