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Oral Piercing And Its Relationship To Oral Health


Posted on 2/20/2023 by Ankur Johri
Oral Piercing And Its Relationship To Oral HealthOral piercings are getting popular as the days go by. The form of self-expression and confidence cannot be ignored. The ignorance of dentists or dental guidance before getting them may be a problem that needs to be looked into. The most common tongue piercings may have adverse effects on the oral health.

Types of Oral Piercing


The most popular piercing is the tongue piercing. A piercing is put in the midline of the tongue. The tongue can also be split into two symmetrically. This type of piercing is known as the snake bite piercing. The effects of piercings can be adverse. The open wounds are not favored by the mouth's moist nature. The constant bacteria that are in the mouth could infect the wound leading to further problems. The ring can chip or break the teeth. Playing with the tongue ring could bruise the gums making the open for infections. Quality of piercings that we get really matters. Low quality metals could lead to allergic reactions in the mouth. Allergic reactions have been seen to be common because the metals are foreign material in the mouth. These effects could be temporary or permanent if not managed well. Piercings also make it hard to get dental x-rays due to the metal.

Offering care


Avoid playing with the jewelry. Clicking the piercing with teeth or tongue is not advised. Be gentle and cautious about the movement of the piercing. When taking part in any rough activities or sports remove the piercings. Removing will reduce the chances of getting injuries caused by physical activities. Use mouth guards when necessary. Tongue piercing and other piercings require to be taken care of. Regular visits to the dentist are required. This is supposed to keep them alert on the injuries in the mouth and take action before they become serious. Keeping the pierced are clean is crucial. Bacteria could be around the pierced are and if left uncheck it could lead to inflammations Speak with our professionals for more details on piercings.

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