What You Should Know About Oral Piercings

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Are you interested in getting an oral piercing? Do you ever wonder what these piercings could do to your health? In reality, these piercings can actually have a fairly serious impact. Would you be surprised to learn that these piercings could pose serious issues to your oral health?

In reality, when you have a piercing in your mouth–regardless of the part of your mouth that you have pierced–your teeth could crack or chip. You see, once you get a piercing, your teeth could hit against your piercing regularly. While a chipped tooth may not seem like a serious issue, would you be surprised to learn that a cracked tooth can actually cause several problems–such as cavities, sensitive teeth, and even cavities.

Furthermore, your actual piercing could cause several problems. In fact, having your mouth pierced will leave you more vulnerable to infections. Sadly, these infections can be fairly dangerous because they can cause swelling. If this happens, you may have a difficult time breathing. Furthermore, the jewelry that you attach to your piercing could harbor bacteria and germs. Again, this could leave you more vulnerable to several illnesses.

To learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or about the risks of an oral piercing in Derby, Kansas, please feel free to give Derby Family Dentistry a call at 316-788-4000. Our dentist, Dr. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden, and our team will be happy to address any of your concerns. We look forward to meeting with you soon.