Piercings of any kind can look cool, and some people feel they help them express themselves. As with any piercing, oral piercings also come with their own set of risks. At my Garden City dental office, we’re here not to discourage patients from getting a piercing if that’s what they want, but to educate them on several potential problems associated with oral piercings.
Oral piercings can lead to a whole host of oral health issues. Before you make a decision to get one, we encourage to know the risks.
Taking care of your oral piercing can really help decrease the likelihood of a problem. Make sure you clean the area thoroughly and often, and rinse your mouth after eating to lower the chance of infection. Ensure the jewelry is secure to avoid a piece coming loose, causing you bite it and crack a tooth. Remember the signs of infection like redness, fever, chills, or swelling and seek medical attention immediately if you have any symptoms.
If you do decide to get an oral piercing, or if you already have one, and notice signs of infection or your teeth become damaged, call my dental office in Garden City as soon as you can. We’ll get you in for an appointment and talk about the best treatment options to help.
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