Oral Piercing

Oral piercing can cause serious dental problems.  Oral jewelry may cause problems such as:

  • Chip or break your teeth and/or fillings
  • Erode your gums
  • Damage a tooth’s inner pulp (resulting in a root canal to correct the problem)
  • Interferes with x-rays and diagnosis
  • Causes drooling problems
  • Causes speech impairment
  • Can cause permanent numbness in tongue