Tongue Piercings: 3 Reasons To Practice Caution

Are you someone who is thinking about getting a tongue piercing? Perhaps you have one and aren’t sure what all the fuss is about when your mom or friend worries about your smile. To be certain, it’s quite dangerous to choose an oral piercing. While the level of care that you provide your oral health can have an impact on the safety of your smile, there are still some reasons to practice caution if you are considering this decision.

#1: It Can Damage Teeth

If you have a piece of metal or a similar material in your mouth, the chance of damaging your teeth is high. Even if you’re careful most of the time, consider the fact that any accidental or strong contact may result in a tooth that becomes cracked, a tooth that becomes chipped, or even scraped enamel. This is not good for your oral health and may result in the need for restorative care.

#2: Possible Infection

As you know, we suggest consistent oral health care because bacteria live and thrive within your mouth every day. When you receive a piercing, that open wound is immediately susceptible to infection (and may be vulnerable in the future as well). This can prove very dangerous not only for your oral health but for your overall health.

#3: It Can Cause Harm To Your Gums

A tongue piercing can cause problems for your gums. If the piercing presses against your gums or you rub it against them, you may end up with raw gum tissue, discomfort, inflammation, and even gum tissue that begins to recede.

Protect Your Smile With Helpful Advice

If you’re thinking about a tongue piercing, a consultation with your dentist is always a wise way to begin your journey (or to decide against it). Schedule an appointment with your Keller, TX dentist at Brent Cornelius, DDS by calling 817-431-4200 today. We proudly welcome patients from Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.