Things To Know About Oral Piercings
Teens make choices that can have a lifetime of consequences. Oral piercings may “look cool” as a form of expression, but they have serious risks:
- Infection, pain and swelling: Your mouth is home to huge amounts of bacteria, and an ideal place for infection, which can become life threatening if not treated promptly. It’s also possible for a piercing to cause your tongue to swell, potentially blocking your airway.
- Damage to teeth and gums: We frequently see cracked teeth and fillings due to biting down on piercings, and gums can weaken as people play with their piercing. Tooth loss from piercings is a real concern.
- Nerve damage: After a piercing, most nerve damage ...