There’s a lot to be said about self-expression, especially for young people. We know that you want to find a way to set yourself apart and look different from your peers, but some ways are better than others. When it comes to oral piercings, there are some things to consider first. There are risks for oral piercings that are unique, and we’ve made a list to help you see the risks involved with this type of expression.

1) Infection Risk – There are billions of bacteria in and around your mouth. Because of this, it is extremely easy for an oral piercing to get infected if you fail to take the proper precautions.

2) Painful Broken Teeth – With a metal object so close to your chewing surfaces, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that broken teeth are a common effect of oral piercings. It doesn’t take much to break a tooth, and the result can be very painful.

3) Expensive Repair – A broken tooth is physically painful, but it is even more painful for your wallet. Repairing a broken tooth will include cosmetic work and possibly something like a root canal to remove infection.

An oral piercing might look really great, but is it worth the risk of expensive dental work? We think not. If you are still interested in an oral piercing, come in to talk with us about the safest ways to care for oral piercings. Contact us today to set up your appointment. Let us know how we can help you make this decision.

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