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Are Oral Piercings Safe?

Posted on 1/23/2023 by Alyce
Are Oral Piercings Safe?Piercings are a popular form of body expression. Oral piercings and tongue splitting look cool but can be very dangerous. This is because the mouth has a lot of cells and could get infections. Instances in which the moth or tongue swells could be expected. Other examples of the jewelry breaking of orbiting the piercing. For these reasons, it is essential to take care of oral health.

Effects on health.

There may be cases of infections, swelling, and pain. The mouth is a very moist place. It is thus an unfavorable condition for open wounds. This is because bacteria breed there and could cause infections. There is also a high chance of damage to the gums and teeth. If the piercings are not done by a professional, they could be wrongly placed. Also, the quality of piercings matters as poor quality may bruise the mouth, leading to inflammations. There could be the development of a hypersensitive reaction to metals. Allergic reactions are widespread during such instances. This is because the sites are not meant to have metals. There is also a likely chance of nerve damage. The damages could be temporary, but with time they become permanent. Difficulty during appointments as metals cannot be taken through the x-ray machine.

Offering care

Tongue piercing and other piercings require to be taken care of. Regular visits to the dentist are necessary. This is supposed to keep them alert to the injuries in the mouth and take action before they become serious. Keeping the pierced clean is crucial. Bacteria could be around the pierced area, and if left unchecked, it could lead to inflammations. 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. Make an appointment with our dental team for piercing checkups and oral advice.
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