Bodily piercings are very common. It’s likely that you or a friend has a body piercing. Although not entirely common, about 5% of young adults have oral piercings. These may be a form of self-expression, but they also pose a threat to health.
A few problems posed include:
If you, or someone you know, is considering an oral piercing, discuss it with your dentist or contact us to assess the risk factors, and review how to properly care for oral piercings.