RISKS OF ORAL PIERCINGS

Melissa SAYS!
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Risks associated with oral piercing:

  • Chipped Teeth
  • Cracked teeth that can not be fixed and need to be extracted
  • Drooling
  • Bad breath
  • Altered speech ie. lisping
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of taste
  • Infection or the tissue around the piercing
  • Swallowing or chocking of all or parts of the piercing

    ODHA Dental Hygiene Facts:

    Ludwig’s angina is a life-threatening acute bacterial infection of the floor of the mouth caused when bacteria enter the bloodstream through the open wound (piercing site). This is a serious condition as the swelling from inflammation can block the air passage and prevent saliva from being swallowed.

    Body piercers are not members of the medical profession: They do not review health history, prescribe antibiotics or provide post-op care.

    Contaminated piercing equipment can lead to other infections such as blood borne hepatitis (B, C, D and G) as well as HIV and AIDS.

    For more information visit ODHA Oral Piercing Dental Hygiene Facts.

Blog by: Melissa O. RDH
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