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Do you know anyone who has an oral piercing? Are you thinking about getting an oral piercing placed yourself? Are you worried about any side effects you may have to live with? Unfortunately, if you choose to get an oral piercing, there are a number of issues you may have to cope with eventually.

In reality, once you pierce your mouth, you’ll be more vulnerable to different dental issues, such as a chipped or cracked tooth. Regardless of the location of your oral piercing is, your teeth will most likely hit against your piercing often. Eventually, this may crack or chip your teeth, which can also lead to other problems. These issues include cavities, sensitive teeth, gum disease, and even tooth decay.

Would it surprise you to learn that the piercing itself can also lead to problems? Sadly, if one of your nerves is pierced, your mouth might go numb. This numbness could actually become permanent. Conversely, any jewelry attached to your piercing might harbor germs and bacteria. As you may have guessed, this can leave you susceptible to several other dental diseases, including infections and swelling in your mouth.

To hear more about how getting an oral piercing can impact your teeth in Burbank, California, please feel free to give Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. a call at 818-558-4332. Our dentist, Dr. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, and our dental team will be happy to examine your teeth and to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!