The Risks of Oral Piercing

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Have you ever heard of oral piercings? In reality, they’ve become a fairly popular trend, but did you know that there are a number of concerns you may want to know about? For instance, you probably understand that jewelry can have small parts and could pose a choking hazard. However, did you know that there are more risks to oral piercings?

You see, regardless of the part of your mouth that’s pierced, the jewelry in your mouth could hit against your teeth regularly. While this may not seem like a serious problem, it could actually crack your tooth. While a cracked tooth may not seem too serious, please remember to address the issue as quickly as possible. You see, cracked teeth can lead to cavities, tooth loss, sensitive teeth, and could even leave you more vulnerable to gum disease.

The piercing itself could also lead to a number of issues. For example, the piercing will create an injury in our mouth, which could lead to an infection. Similarly, jewelry can harbor bacteria, which can also leave you more vulnerable to infections. If your mouth is infected, the area could swell, which could make breathing more difficult. Finally, if you accidentally have a nerve pierced, you might experience numbness—which may or may not fade.

If you’re interested in learning more about an oral piercing, or about dealing with a cracked tooth in Taylorsville, Utah, please don’ hesitate to give Southwest Dental LLC a call at 801-685-3429. Our dentist, Dr. Lucas Rudelich, and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.