Relationship Between Tongue Piercings and Gum Disease

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthYou might have been aware that tongue piercings can damage the teeth. However, did you know that your gums might also be at risk? What dangers are recognised by the average dentist? Let’s look at three potential situations.
– Incidences of receding gums are higher in those with a piercing.
– Inflammation and bleeding are also more common.
– Infections could possibly result in surgical intervention.
“A separate study from Belgium found that two young women (ages 27 and 32) with tongue piercings suffered repeated gum damage.”
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