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Do Oral Piercings Cause Infections?


Posted on 1/23/2023 by Dr. Janice Pliszczak
Do Oral Piercings Cause Infections?Oral piercings, which are piercings in the mouth or on the tongue, have become increasingly popular in recent years. However, many people wonder if they are safe and whether they can cause infections.

While oral piercings can certainly look cool and add an interesting element to a person's appearance, they do carry some risks. One of the biggest concerns with oral piercings is the potential for infection. When a piercing is done, it creates a small wound in the mouth. This can be a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to infection.

Symptoms of an infection from an oral piercing include swelling, redness, and pain in the pierced area. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth, or even to the rest of the body. In severe cases, it can lead to sepsis, which is a potentially life-threatening condition.

Oral Piercings Can Cause Other Complications


In addition to the risk of infection, oral piercings can also cause other complications. They can damage the teeth and gums, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. They can also cause difficulty speaking and eating, and can even cause the piercing to migrate to other areas of the mouth, which can be painful and potentially dangerous.

Overall, while oral piercings may be fashionable, they carry significant risks, including the potential for infection. It's important to carefully weigh the pros and cons before deciding to get an oral piercing. It's also crucial to choose a reputable piercing studio and follow proper aftercare instructions to minimize the risk of infection.

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