Have Oral Piercings? What to Know
Getting your tongue or lip pierced might be something that you want to do in order to cross it off of your bucket list. As something that is both stylish and unique to show off your personal style, piercings can be fun for individuals of every age. However, before you actually go through with getting one of these oral piercings, it’s important to know just what they can do to your overall oral health and maybe reconsider your decision. Read on to learn more.
One of the biggest things to worry about with an oral piercing is the prospect of chipping or cracking one of your teeth. If you enjoy playing contact sports such as basketball, football, or boxing, and you get hit in the mouth with a ball, it could cause your piercing to harshly bump against your teeth and crack or chip them. And although there are solutions at Centennial Dental Center that can be used in order to treat damaged teeth due to oral piercings, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The one things about any type of piercing— even your ears— is that they can become easily infected. And when it comes to having either your tongue or lip pierced, if the piercing site becomes infected, it can make things such as chewing food or drinking water to become painful and near impossible. Symptoms of an infected piercing include swelling, redness, pus coming from the site, itching, and pain. If you do decide to get a piercing and start to experience any of these signs of an infection, contact Centennial Dental Center right away to schedule an appointment.
Whether you or your child are considering getting some type of oral piercing done, it’s important to know the oral repercussions of your decision. If you would like to learn more about oral piercings or if you already have one and would like to have it looked at by a professional, contact Centennial Dental Center today!