Tongue piercings can result in damage to your teeth and gums in a few different ways:
– They can bang against your teeth resulting in tiny fractures that eventually become more serious cracks causing sensitivity.
– They can irritate the gums and leave the mouth more prone to infection and gum disease.
– If removal of the piercing isn’t possible, immaculate oral health can minimise any complications arising; your dentist will advise further.
“American Dental Association spokesman Dr. Tyrone Rodriguez compares tongue piercings to “little wrecking balls” inside the mouth.”
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