The tongue piercing is harmful for teeth and gums
The tongue piercing can look beautiful and give an image of piquancy, but those who are responsible for their health, it is probably better to choose a place for piercing, for example, the lip. Specialists from the Center for Dentistry of the University of Basel in Switzerland found that the owners of ornaments in the language more often suffer from periodontitis , they may have bleeding gums, and inflammation may occur. Dr. Clemens Walter (Clemens Walter), one of the researchers, noted that the closer the teeth are to the puncture site, the more they are damaged. This was shown by a small study in which 14 people participated with tongue piercings and seven with lip piercings.
Two more medical cases associated with piercing, described by Belgian dentists. Two young women at the age of 27 and 32 regularly complained of damage to the gums as a result of the impact of metal jewelry on their teeth . After 8-10 years after the puncture, both patients were removed ornaments. During this time, bleeding and infection led to the loss or displacement of teeth, the girls had to be treated with antibiotics and do the surgery. Doctors and scientists explained that the owners of piercing in the process of feeding, swallowing and talking often touch the metal ornaments of teeth, which leads to microcracks in the tissues, not to mention the fact that many deliberately knock or otherwise act metal on their teeth for fun.
Experts recommended that those who do not want to refuse tongue piercing, buy jewelry that can be removed and disinfected, and also refrain from smoking, so as not to expose the “weak spot” to the effects of irritants and carcinogens.