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The Dental Dangers of Lip Piercings

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Tongue Puncture

The damage of the tongue puncture to the teeth and the body has caused great concern. These dangers are just a few examples, including broken teeth, gum recession, infection, and choking. Just as serious as the impact of tongue puncture on teeth, many people ignore the damage from lip prick. Pierced lips are highly susceptible to infection and can cause serious damage to the teeth.

The most common problem with lip piercing is that it affects the gums. When a piece of metal is put through the lips, at some point it should make contact with the gums. Unfortunately, the friction from many perforations on the gums is much more than safe or healthy. When this happens, the gums will decrease. As with pricking a tooth on the tongue, chewing gum can easily retract through lip piercing.

Gums Decrease

When the gums decrease, tooth decay and shedding are more likely. In addition, the situation can be very painful. The gums cover the roots of the teeth. The root contains most of the nerve endings of the tooth. When the gums deteriorate, these nerves are exposed to oral conditions.

The exposed nerves can lead to an increased sensitivity to heat and cold. It can also keep teeth from biting. Fortunately, this problem can be remedied.

The good news is that the sunken gum line can be corrected. Correcting the sunken gum line requires surgery. The problem with performing surgery is that unless the patient removes his or her lip piercing, the problem only returns. If there are multiple perforations, the problem can get bigger and a lot of gum repair is needed.

Fortunately, lip piercings rarely break teeth because they are usually located on the outside of the mouth. They can also become infected. Just because there is less metal in a person’s mouth does not mean that a piece of food can remain in the mouth from the inside. Once the food is left there, it can also become infected.

Another Problem

lip piercings still stick to the teeth to some extent, causing the holes to tear. This tear makes it more likely that the perforation will be infected.

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