Oral Piercings and Dental Hygiene
Dr. Mark L. Teach discusses oral piercings and dental hygiene considerations
Are piercings bad for your health? Dr. Mark L. Teach, an experienced dentist in Buffalo, NY discusses oral piercings and dental hygiene considerations. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
Oral piercings can be dangerous to the patient. The mouth is full of bacteria, and when the structures inside the mouth are pierced, bacteria can be introduced into the rest of the body. If you pierce your tongue, you could strike a nerve and cause issues such as loss of sensation. Some of our patients with oral piercings and have accidentally bitten the piercing and fractured their teeth. There is also the possibility of swallowing or dislodging the piercing.
Do you have oral piercings and worry about your oral health? Contact our dentist in Buffalo, NY today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.