Oral Piercing

Oral piercing is growing trend, which include piercing the lip, tongue, and other oral tissue in the mouth.

lip-piercing

What are the risk factor associated with oral piercing?

  • Airway obstruction from swallowing the jewelry.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Speech impediment.
  • Swelling and bleeding.
  • Blood poisoning.
  • Nerve damage.
  • keloid scaring.
  • Promote the spread of Hepatitis B,C, Aids, and STDs.

 

What are the measures that you should take before oral piercing?

  • Have the piercing done by a professional.
  • Make sure the instruments used are sterilized.
  • Choose the right design, size, and material of jewelry.
  • Practice good oral hygiene around the pierced area.
  • Ear piercing gun are never appropriate for oral piercing.

woman sticking out her tongue to show piercing

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