1. 10 reasons not to use them
  2. infection
  3. Piercings tongue

Piercings tongue

Fashion and aesthetics cannot compromise your health.

Piercings tongue

Body piercings are a popular form of personal expression. They may look attractive but pierce their tongues,
lips, or cheeks, which can interfere with speech, chewing, or swallowing. In addition, it carries severe risks to oral health and general health

10 reasons not to use them.

  1.  Pain, bleeding, edema
  2.  Infection
  3.  Gingival retraction
  4.  Gingivitis periodontitis
  5.  Dental fracture
  6.  Tears
  7.  Bad Breath
  8.  Excessive salivation 
  9.  Ingestion of the piercing
  10.  Speech disturbance and chewing
Oral piercings are not recommended because they are unnatural and carry critical risks. You can visit damage your oral health, teeth, gums, and mucous membranes. Also, they interfere with chewing, with speech. Quite often, they cause infections and bleeding. Some critical nerve injuries have been described when it's time to put them in. Think about it!.

If you're wearing an oral piercing.

Watch for signs of infection and contact your dentist if you have any doubts.
Keep the area clean and use fluoride mouthwash after meals.
Be careful with your movements, from piercing to eating and talking.
Brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly to check your piercing.
When you play sports
Take off your piercing and use a mouthguard.

What consequences can piercings have on oral health?

After piercing for oral piercing, it is standard to experience discomfort ranging from inflammation in the pierced area to bleeding. However, in addition to these typical damages, oral piercings can cause injury to the gums and hard and soft tissues.

What are the most common hard and soft tissue injuries? 

The main risks to teeth are cracking and abrasion. These can be caused by a continuous collision of the metal with the enamel, leading to the loss of the enamel if the hard outer layer of the teeth is cracked and continues to deepen; another risk is that the pulp tissue, blood vessels, and nerves are reached, leaving the teeth totally exposed.

Another oral lesion that can occur is the alteration in the pigmentation of the pieces caused by the corrosion of the metals from which the piercing is made. 

The gums can also be affected, especially in lip piercings or smile piercings. However, one of the most severe consequences for oral health is gingival injury, which occurs when the gum margin recedes from the tooth's crown. This condition is very worrying because it causes an overexposure of the dental pieces, increasing the risk of gingivitis and leaving them more exposed to possible periodontal infections. 

In addition to the above, this fashion also affects the occlusion or bite since the piercing can alter the force exerted on the tongue and modifies the teeth' position. Another risk of this fashion is that, depending on where it is placed, it can prevent professionals from making a complete oral diagnosis by obstructing the oral anatomy.

How can damage caused by oral piercing be avoided?

Mainly, it will be essential to take care of oral hygiene since this foreign body can facilitate the accumulation of plaque and food debris. Also, it will be necessary that the metal of the piercing is of good quality and visit the dentist regularly to have better control of oral health.

Dental veneers

Once the damage is done, there are specific treatments that can repair them and leave our smile as usual or even better.  

Thanks to the placement of dental veneers, composite or porcelain laminates, it is possible to modify the size, color, and shape and simply cover any fracture caused by the piercing.