Willow Pediatric Dentistry of Tecumseh

Why are tongue piercings harmful?

The American Dental Association advises against the practices of cosmetic intraoral/perioral piercings and views this invasive procedure with negative health effects that outweighs any potential benefit. There are many risks involved with tongue piercings such as:


* blood poisoning

* bacterial infections

* chipped or cracked teeth

* scarring

* heart infections

* chronic pain

* embedded oral jewelry

* damaged nerves

* brain abscess


Tongue piercings can have a serious (sometimes deadly) impact on health. If you have any questions or concerns regarding tongue piercings, please give our office a call.

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