Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Oral Piercing


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Will getting an oral piercing affect my mouth in any way?


Piercings are a way of self-expression. However, piercings in your mouth can interfere with speaking, chewing or swallowing. Some other things to consider before getting a piercing are:

• Infection and swelling could occur, since the oral cavity is a moist environment and is home to many bacteria.

• Damage to gums, fillings, and teeth can occur, with the habit of playing or biting the piercing.

• Hypersensitivity to metals. An allergic reaction to metals could be formed at the site of the piercing.

• You could start excessively drooling, as it may increase salivation.

• Your piercing could cause dental difficulties when seeing the dentist, such as difficulty holding an x-ray sensor in your mouth, or blocking x-rays and thus creating an un-diagnostic image.

Be sure to keep your piercing clean and let your dentist know if you are considering getting one!

Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi
93 Route 183, Stanhope, NJ
973-448-8989
www.stanhopefamilydentistry.com




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