When Style And Oral Health Collide

When Style And Oral Health Collide in Fort Worth

Oral piercing is a popular form of body-art, but just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s safe. When our patients at The Parkway Dentist in Fort Worth ask about the safety of oral piercings, we make sure they think about the possible harmful consequences.

First, patients should know that infection is always a major concern with any piercing, but because the mouth is the perfect environment for breeding bacteria, oral piercings are especially problematic. Your ability to chew, swallow, and speak can also be impaired by an oral piercing.

Oral piercings can lead to an increase in saliva flow and, possibly, excessive drooling, something most of us generally want to avoid. It’s also vital to know that chipped or cracked teeth, damage to dental fillings, and metal sensitivity are other possible issues.

Another serious risk associated with piercings that should concern people is nerve damage. Many people experience temporary numbness after a piercing, but for some, the damage is acute and sensations never return. An injured nerve can also affect facial movements as well as your sense of taste.

The Parkway Dentist in Fort Worth offers general and family dentistry, and a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact The Parkway Dentist:

817-735-1616

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4200 Bryant Irvin Rd Ste 101
Fort Worth, Texas
76109

 

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