Health Tip: Know the Risks of Oral Piercing

By on December 4, 2015

You may think it’s attractive or cool to pierce your tongue, but you should be aware of the risks before the procedure.

The American Dental Association explains these potential risks:

  • Swelling that could impair breathing.
  • Cracking a tooth from biting down on a piercing.
  • Severe infection or pain.
  • Allergic reaction.
  • Nerve damage.
  • Excessive drooling.

Source: HealthDay

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