Can having a tongue, lip, or cheek piercing affect your oral health? Yes! In addition to interfering with speaking and chewing, potential complications from piercing can include: redness and/or swelling at the piercing site, infection, excessive bleeding, nerve damage, gum recession, damage to teeth, allergic reactions, excessive saliva production, and choking.
All That Glitters is Not Golden to Your Oral Health
The All That Glitters in Not Golden to Your Oral Health brochure educates young adults and parents about the risks of oral piercings and the best ways to prevent infection and oral injuries from them.