Body piercing is a popular form of self-expression. Oral piercing allows for some kind of jewellery placement in or around the mouth.
Oral piercings or tongue splitting may look cool, but they can be dangerous to your health. That’s because your mouth contains millions of bacteria, and infection and swelling often occur with mouth piercings.
Undergoing this procedure should be done only after carefully considering all the risks and possible complications. If you or someone you know is considering an oral piercing, a consultation with a dental professional before having the procedure done is strongly suggested.
The most common site for lip piercing is the lower lip near the corner of the mouth. The jewellery used for the tongue piercing is most commonly a barbell, and a ring is used for tip of tongue and lip piercing.
It takes three to four weeks for an oral piercing to heal. After that you can take the piercing out every night and brush it to remove any unseen plaque.
Mouth piercing makes speak, chew, swallow, it may damage tongue, gums or filling.
People chip teeth on the piercing while eating, sleeping, talking or by chewing on the jewellery. It is possible for the fracture to go deep into your tooth, which may require a root canal or extraction.
Use an antiseptic mouthwash after every meal and brush the jewellery the same as you would your teeth.
Dentists suggest removing the jewellery to protect your teeth every time you eat or sleep.
As long as your mouth stays free of infection and your oral piercings do not interfere with normal function, they can stay in your mouth indefinitely. Just be sure to see your dentist at the first sign of pain or problems, in addition to your regular check-ups.
For your safety avoid oral piercing!!
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