Piercings of all sorts seem to be on the rise in popularity. They are more acceptable at work and in society in general, so a whole new generation of body modification enthusiasts have been born. Now, getting pierced with a new piece of jewelry can be a really fun experience if you take proper care of it and as long as you go to a good piercing shop. As long as you’re following the aftercare guidelines of your piercer, you should be fine as far as healing up, but be warned. Some piercings pose a threat to your oral care no matter how well you take care of them. Let’s check some out.
Getting a tongue piercing is pretty risky. If placed incorrectly, your tongue can suffer serious damage that will render it partially or fully paralyzed indefinitely. Now, you can avoid this by simply going to a reputable piercer with a proven record, so do your homework. Now, once you’ve gotten the piercing you are at constant risk of cracking one of your teeth. It’s unavoidable. The metal bar that you will be pierced with comes with two metal balls on each end and those metal balls can get caught in between your teeth while you sleep or eat. Repetitively catching those balls with your teeth might eventually lead to cracking and even a broken tooth. So, in the event you dare to get your tongue pierced, try not to play with it and make sure to stay safe.
There are several different kinds of lip piercings that you can get. One is a simple ring that goes through one hole beneath your bottom lip. Another, the labret, is a stud that goes through the bottom lip. Now, before you get a labret stud, you need to think about how the back of your jewelry is going to affect your gums. The back of the stud, usually a small metal plate, is going to be rubbing against your gums every day for as long as you choose to keep it. This can cause gum recession and it probably will. As soon as your piercer allows you to, change the metal disk out for something acrylic or rubber to save your mouth.
Know this: Any oral piercing places your oral health at risk. There is simply no way around it. So, make sure to take excellent care of your teeth and your new piercing if you hope to keep them. Talk to us about any concerns or questions you might have.
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