Overview of complications secondary to tongue and lip piercings.

In recent years, intraoral and perioral piercings have grown in popularity among teenagers and young adults. This is of concern to dental and medical professionals because of the risks and complications for oral, dental and general health. The risks and complications associated with tongue and lip piercings range from abnormal tooth wear and cracked tooth syndrome to gingival recession and systemic infections. In this report, we provide an overview of possible problems associated with oral piercings that may be encountered by dentists.
AuthorsLéo-François Maheu-Robert, Elisoa Andrian, Daniel Grenier
JournalJournal (Canadian Dental Association) (J Can Dent Assoc) Vol. 73 Issue 4 Pg. 327-31 (May 2007) ISSN: 1488-2159 [Electronic] Canada
PMID17484798 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bacterial Infections (etiology)
  • Body Piercing (adverse effects)
  • Cracked Tooth Syndrome (etiology)
  • Gingival Recession (etiology)
  • Humans
  • Keloid (etiology)
  • Lip (injuries)
  • Mouth Mucosa (injuries)
  • Oral Hemorrhage (etiology)
  • Tongue (injuries)
  • Tooth Abrasion (etiology)

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