Although getting oral piercings is a fashion among teens and young adults, they can lead to oral complications. Most piercings on various body parts are considered to be safe and do not carry significant complications; however, some piercings can get infected.
Oral piercings also have a high risk of infection. Here is how you can deal with it.
Complications Immediately After Getting An Oral Piercing
According to the American Dental Association, you may experience pain, bleeding, swelling around the piercing, damage to gums, excessive saliva production, and metal sensitivity. In some cases, you may also get nerve damage.
Some complications of oral piercings include airway obstruction and overgrown tissue around the jewelry. You may also get a red rash, chills, or fever, which can indicate an infection.
In most cases, these issues can easily be managed by cleaning the wound site and taking antibiotics.
However, if the complications are severe, it may require a trip to the hospital. Your doctor should also test you to determine if the infection has spread beyond the mouth. If you have certain heart conditions, you should consult your general physicians before you get a piercing.
Long-Term Complication after Getting an Oral Piercing
Certain oral problems may develop over time because of the presence of the piercing. This includes abrasion of the enamel and, in some cases, fracture of the teeth. In some cases, you may suffer from gum recession, increases salivation, and oral trauma.
Your speech may also be affected because of the piercing.
All of these side effects will need to be treated properly by Dr. Adler and Dr. Coeling at Northstar Dental. That is why once you get an oral piercing, you should take care to keep your regular dental checkup visits. We will make sure your jewelry is kept clean and does not cause you any oral issues.
If you have had a piercing, call us today at (303) 481-3901 and schedule a checkup appointment with us.
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