Oral Surgeons Are Starting to See Many Injuries from Piercings
Posted on 5/13/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Oral piercings are fashionable, and they seem exciting at the time that you decide to get them, but they come with quite a few complications, some more dangerous than others.
That's why you should really consider all the dangers that come with piercings like tongue or lip piercings before you opt for one of them. Only after understanding all the risks should you even consider getting that type of piercing put into your mouth. Keep reading to learn what sort of injuries result from these piercings.
The Most Common Oral Piercing Injuries
After getting a piercing there are a few injuries that you risk right away. Once the procedure is complete you are at risk of severe bleeding if an artery is pierced during the procedure. You can also suffer severe swelling that can block airways in extreme cases.
If you are able to avoid these severe problems, you are also at an increased risk of infection versus piercings outside of the mouth. That's because the mouth is home to millions of bacteria and it's very easy to get an infection inside your mouth when you have an open wound caused by a piercing.
Those with an oral piercing are also at an increased risk of tooth and gum problems over time. Hard metal piercings can do damage to teeth and lead to cracks or excess wear over time. They also hurt the gums and can cause them to recede over time.
All these problems could potentially happen to you after having piercings put in, which is why it's so important to be on the lookout for them. After knowing all the risks, you can still go ahead with a piercing, but you need to be careful and pay attention to any potential problems that are developing.
If you are suffering from dental issues because of oral piercings, come in to our office right away for a consultation and help resolving the problem. If you're suffering from serious symptoms you need to get help as soon as possible, because some problems can be life threatening.