We see a lot of oral piercings in our Brookfield office. While we understand it is a growing fashion trend, we are also concerned that many individuals with an oral piercing don't take proper precautions when having the procedure done. Additionally, most people are unaware of how a piece of jewelry in the mouth can lead to other oral problems, such as chipped or cracked tooth, swelling, problems with swallowing and taste, and ugly scars.
We also see the onset of health problems that may be caused by oral piercing in Brookfield, such as damage to the soft tissues on the cheeks, gums and palate, and also many infections. Even more alarming, any kind of body piercing may also put you at risk of contracting deadly infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
Tongue piercings are one of the most common types of oral piercing in Brookfield, and have been known to cause blocked airways (from a swollen tongue), and also uncontrolled bleeding.
For more information on oral piercings and dental hygiene call Paul G. Culver, D.D.S. (262) 782-1655 today or request an appointment!