There’s a lot to consider when you decide you want an oral piercing. While this might seem like the type of thing you’d prefer to do spontaneously because it’s much more exciting, we caution you to take your time and consider all of the details first. True, this can derail your plan for an impromptu piercing but it can also protect your oral health in the long run. Find out more with some important reminders.
#1: Remember, Optimal Care Is Essential
Don’t forget that your mouth isn’t just going to take care of the ring for you. Instead, you’re going to have to spend some serious time on a daily basis ensuring you’re keeping the area around your oral piercing nice and clean. This site is open, which means it is a highly vulnerable spot for infection to occur. As you may imagine, this is not a very pleasant area to end up with infected tissue!
#2: Consider Physical Dental Damage
Don’t overlook the fact that it is much easier than you might imagine to crack a tooth. Or to chip a tooth. Or to completely break a tooth. When you have an oral piercing, that is. You see, regardless of the material, the piercing is hard. You might accidentally bite down on it, tap it against your tooth, rub it against your tooth, or otherwise, which can lead to erosion and additional oral health damage.
#3: Watch Your Gums
Your gums can become irritated, eroded, abraded, and more, too! So, it’s in your best interest to remain mindful of this detail as you consider an oral piercing. It is, ultimately, better for your oral health to avoid receiving one.
Talk With Us About Oral Piercings To Protect Your Smile
Remember that an oral piercing can lead to serious problems, so it is best to speak with us about your decision and potential long-term care needs. To schedule a visit with DentaCare Dental to find out all you need to know, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921.