Tongue & Lip Piercings: Effect On Your Oral Health

Tongue piercings may be trendy, but biting down on the metal stud can crack a tooth. Lip piercings pose a similar risk. When metal rubs against the gums, it can cause damage to the oral tissue which may lead to tooth loss.

The mouth is a haven for bacteria. Piercings raise the risk of infections and sores. Get educated by your dentist or dental hygienist about the health risks.

Getting the piercing itself poses a risk of accidentally piercing a large blood vessel, which can cause severe bleeding.

What stories do you know about piercings in the mouth that didn’t go as expected?

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  1. I have three oral piercings: the tongue frenulum, the labret and the upper lip frenulum. It is true the mouth can be a haven for infections, however, if you have excellent oral hygiene and follow all the directions given to you at the time of your piercing(s) from a clean reputable piercer, your chances of having problems will be greatly reduced. As for the rubbing, getting a proper fitting with appropriate sized segment rings should reduce any uncomfortable friction. Thank you.

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      Christine, Thank you for sharing your personal experience. Good for you to maintain excellent oral health – it’s key! Do you practice your oral hygiene routine with the piercings in? Or do you take them out everyday? How many years have you had your tongue and lip piercings? Thanks for educating me and the readers:)

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