Facts About Safety of Oral Piercing

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Oral piercing has become a common trend between our teenagers. Areas where oral piercing can be found are generally in the lip or tongue. Unfortunately, this often becomes the focal point of bacteria breeding in the mouth. There are many problems that can arise from having an oral piercing. In this presentation, you will become more informed of these problems and what you need to do about it.

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Facts About Safety of Oral Piercing

  1. 1. Facts About Safety of Oral Piercing
  2. 2. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Self-expression • As times changed and began to be more open to self-expression, different forms of body arts came about. One of these is the oral piercing that is very popular among younger generation. The St James Dental Group
  3. 3. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Oral piercing • Areas where oral piercing can be found are generally in the lip or tongue. This is seen as safe because many expressionists have them. The St James Dental Group
  4. 4. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Bacteria breeding • Unfortunately, this form of art often becomes the focal point of bacteria breeding in the mouth. The St James Dental Group
  5. 5. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Vulnerable to infection • This is very vulnerable to infection and in some cases even more severe risks The St James Dental Group
  6. 6. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Allergic reaction • It is not unlikely that an oral pierce can crack the teeth or chip it. The St James Dental Group
  7. 7. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Allergic reaction • There is also a possibility of some allergic reaction or that it can cause nerve damage. The most common and direct effect is difficulty in speaking, swallowing or chewing. The St James Dental Group
  8. 8. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com See a dentist first • If your teenager is adamant about getting an oral piercing, do the smart thing and have them see a dentist before piercing. Learning about the potential risks will help your teenager make an informed choice. The St James Dental Group
  9. 9. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Avoiding complications • To avoid such complications, it is recommended to see the dentist before going through the piercing procedure. The St James Dental Group
  10. 10. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Knowing the risks • Knowing the risks that come with the piercing will help identify the following symptoms: numbness, soreness, pain and swelling, sensitivity especially to metals, cracked teeth and filling damage. The St James Dental Group
  11. 11. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Keep the pierced areas clean • If all fails and your teenager decides to get the oral piercing and you are ok with it as well, then it is imperative to keep the pierced areas clean all the time to prevent infection. The St James Dental Group
  12. 12. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com The symptoms mentioned • Any occurrence of symptoms mentioned above must be consulted by the dentist right away. For more information on oral piercing, you can visit: http://www.mouthhealthy.org The St James Dental Group
  13. 13. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Ask a professional Facts About Safety of Oral Piercing Contact us The St James Dental Group 323-771-7254 http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Thank You!

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