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The Dangers Oral Surgeons See with Oral Piercings


Posted on 6/25/2017 by Dr. Michael Allard
A close up of a tongue piercing.
Oral surgeons see many issues with teeth and the surrounding tissues on a daily basis. When you get oral piercings, you increase the chances that you will be seeing an oral surgeon for issues that your piercing has caused.

Some of the problems are minor, while others can require a significant amount of reconstruction to fix. If you have been considering getting an oral piercing, you may want to think twice. It could be what saves your teeth from a lifetime of pain.

Oral Piercings Can Damage Your Mouth

Minor damage that can come from an oral piercing includes you hitting the piercing against your teeth and getting a chip out of your tooth, or even biting down wrong and biting into your cheek or tongue.

However, those are common and normally do not need an oral surgeon to repair. It's when you cross into bigger problems that you often need to go to an oral surgeon for help.

If you have any type of an injury to your mouth, it can cause a massive impact to your mouth. This could involve your teeth biting down on the piercing and breaking numerous teeth, the cover for the piercing coming off and stabbing into your mouth, or even the piercing getting caught on something and ripping out. Each of these would likely require an oral surgeon's help to correct.

Don't take your chances with the future oral health. Your mouth does not want to face any type of injury, nor do you want the pain that may be associated with the restoration process. By piercing your cheek, tongue, or lip, you are exposing your teeth and oral tissues to unnecessary risk.

Don't let a fad determine what your oral health is going to be. Make the choice to keep your mouth healthy, and find other ways to express your personality.

Please contact our office today if you have any questions about your oral oral health.

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