Tongue Piercing : The Health Hazards

By Refadoc, Posted on : Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - 1:36 pm IST

Tongue Piercing is emerging as one of the latest trends amongst the youth all over the world. The piercing technique involves placing a barbell type stud across the tongue. However, research has admitted that tongue piercing places you at a high risk of suffering from chipped teeth, recessed gums as well as nerve damage. In most cases, it can also lead to a fatal infection across your tongue.

In one of the rare cases, a young woman who had pierced her tongue developed a large, round lump near to the piercing. This lump, which was known as her second tongue, did not hurt and was not infected, but kept on growing. This mass grew up to be a scar tissue formation.

The doctors recommend that if have got an infected tongue piercing wound, make sure that it is clean and the bar is short, so that food and bacteria cannot enter the site. Replacing the metal barbell with plastic is also recommended.

There are some very common dangers which are associated with Tongue Piercing. Using unclean piercing equipment can cause other infections such as blood borne hepatitis. Also, if the patient is not advised against touching the piercing, it can cause the infection to spread with their own fingers. Tooth fractures and tooth chipping are some of the most common side effects of tongue piercing. Patients often fail to realize the co relation between piercing and teeth. Piercing is known to weaken the tooth and the damage is caused mostly to the pre molars and the middle teeth, which lie parallel to the piercing. Most dentists do not recommend tongue piercing due to the risks which are associated with the piercing. Because of the risks which are associated with the unregulated procedure, it is recommended to discuss the procedure with a dental professional before you go for it.

Some of the major hazards of Tongue Piercing are as follows:

  •          Infection caused due to the use of unsterilized equipment
  •          Piercing across the blood vessels or the artery
  •          Development of a scar tissue
  •          Fracturing and chipping of the teeth

 

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