How Does Tongue Piercing Affect My Child?
The tongue is an extremely vascular structure, which houses multiple blood vessels. During the actual piercing, it is possible to rupture one of these blood vessels because of the size of the muscle being pierced. Unsanitary conditions may also cause severe infection or swelling that can become life threatening.
Damage to Teeth
Once a piercing is already in place, it is often forgotten about. That is until by mistake it is accidentally bitten during a meal. Many tooth fractures have happened simply by biting onto a tongue stud when least expected. Unfortunately these fractures are also usually quite large, making the treatment for them more involved.
Other Facial Piercings
Facial and lip piercings are becoming very common because they are safer to perform. However, they have a common side effect that causes permanent damage to your oral health: gum recession. Lip and facial piercings have studs that repeatedly rub up against the gum tissue on the other side of the cheek or lip, causing constant irritation that makes the gums recede. This cannot be corrected without gum grafting.