The Dangers Associated With Oral Piercings

If you’re considering piercing your lip, tongue, or cheek, then our Time Square Dental Group team encourages you to think about the dangers that are associated with oral piercings in Pasadena, Texas. Some dangers that are associated include:

-Infections: There are high amounts of bacteria in your mouth, and because you create a wound with a piercing, there is a high chance that you can suffer from serious infections.

-Transmission of diseases: Oral piercings can put you at a high risk of having a transmitted disease. Some common diseases transferred by oral piercings include the herpes simplex virus and hepatitis B and C.

-Endocarditis: Endocarditis is a serious issue that can be caused by an oral piercing. This issue occurs when bacteria enters the bloodstream through the wound in your mouth and attacks your heart by inflaming the valves.

-Nerve damage/prolonged bleeding: Sometimes oral piercings can cause numbness or loss of sensation in the pierced area. This generally happens because the nerves are damaged. There is also a chance that your blood vessels can get punctured. When this happens, prolonged bleeding can occur.

-Damage to the teeth: Teeth that come in contact with oral jewelry have a high chance of becoming chipped and cracked, so if you want strong and beautiful teeth, it’s best to keep them away from jewelry.

Because oral piercings are so dangerous for your smile, your dentist, Dr. Razan, and our team encourage you to consider not piercing your oral cavity. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please feel free to call our office at (832) 426.4433 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can!