Oral Piercings and Dental Health

Your mouth contains millions of bacteria, and infection and swelling often occur with mouth piercings.  Oral piercing could also lead to more serious infections, like hepatitis or endocarditis.

Here are a few potential complications of oral piercings:

If you do decide to get an oral piercing, it’s important to maintain a daily oral hygiene routine that involves brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and monitoring your piercing for any changes in appearance and feel. Ask your Evansville, IN dentist for more information about the potential issues with oral piercings, and consider if it’s worth the risk of infection, tooth trauma, and more.

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