Types of Damage We Often Repair from Those with Oral Piercings
Posted on 3/15/2019 by ARCHPOINT
You might think that oral piercings look cool, but they can do a lot of damage to your teeth, gums, and tongue. Consider long and hard what the consequences could be before you get such a piercing. Here are some of the types of damage that we often repair that are caused by oral piercings.
An oral piercing can really mess with your teeth. If it is a lip ring it will rub against one of more teeth, which could hurt the enamel. It could also chip your teeth. Even worse than a lip ring is a tongue ring. This will hit your teeth as you eat and also as you talk. It does not take long for a tongue ring to damage your teeth.
Another way that oral piercings will hurt your mouth is that they will damage your gums. A lip ring can rub against your gums, causing a tear or other irritation. A lip ring is even worse for your gums. There have been several studies that suggest people who have tongue rings have a much higher instance of gum disease than those who do not have a tongue ring.
If you have any oral piercings, make sure that you take care of them. Take extra care of your mouth as well. Do not miss brushings, and make sure that you use mouthwash. That will help keep down the amount of bacteria that could lead to infection.
If you have oral piercings and they give you any trouble, come in to see us right away. You do not want to risk infection. If you notice any damage to your teeth from the ring, let us know so that we can repair them. We still recommend that you do not get any oral piercings to begin with.