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What to Do if an Oral Piercing Breaks One of Your Teeth
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Scott Redlinger
The decision to get an oral piercing is a personal one. There are some people who like the idea and others that think it is weird. If you decide to get an oral piercing, you need to learn the dangers. One of the problems people face because of oral piercings is a broken tooth. It is not something you plan on, but it can happen. Knowing what to do when it happens can make fixing the problem easier. It Will Happen When someone gets an oral piercing, they think that they will not ever break a tooth. They are more concerned with the way the piercing makes them look and feel. The problem is that oral piercings can damage the mouth, gums and teeth in a variety of ways. The oral piercing significantly increases the risk of a broken tooth. It is something that a person should prepare themselves for when they decide to get an oral piercing. What to Do Because a broken tooth is likely to happen, there are some things a person should know to do. The most important thing to do is contact our office and make an appointment to see one of our dental professionals. It is possible to repair a broken tooth. There are several ways that we can fix the damage. Not repairing the damage can lead to more trouble. Bacteria can grow in the broken tooth. Receding gums can occur. Cavities and gum disease can start. No one wants to deal with these issues that can begin with a broken tooth. Like many dental professionals, we do not recommend the use of oral piercings. If you decide that this is something you want, prepare yourself for a broken tooth. When it does happen, don't waste any time. Contact our office right away to get the help you need to fix the damage....
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All Posts:

What to Do if an Oral Piercing Breaks One of Your Teeth
7/20/2018
Do Oral Appliances Help with Sleep Apnea?
7/10/2018
Types of Foods to Avoid After Oral Surgery
6/23/2018
Times Where a Mouth Guard Could Help Protect Your Mouth Outside of Sports
6/13/2018
Why You Need to Track Lumps in Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Why is Oral Hygiene So Important After Oral Surgery?
5/13/2018
Ways of Reducing Swelling Following TMJ Surgery
4/23/2018
Types of Stitches Used in Oral Surgery
4/13/2018
What Oral Surgeons Recommend You Do Before Getting Dental Implants
3/23/2018
What You Need to Know Before Your Wisdom Teeth Get Pulled
3/13/2018
What Oral Surgeons Do for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
2/23/2018
What Could Be Causing Bony Growths In Your Mouth
2/13/2018
Foods That Can Get Stuck to Emerging Wisdom Teeth
1/25/2018
Can You Get an Abscess That Spreads to Your Jaw Joint?
1/15/2018
Safe First Exercises in the Days Following Oral Surgery
12/23/2017
Reasons to Sleep Propped-Up After Oral Surgery
12/13/2017
What are Custom Mouth Guards Most Used For?
11/27/2017
TMJ Disorders Can Disrupt Your Quality of Life
11/17/2017
When You Should Correct an Underbite
10/25/2017
What to Set Up at Home Before Going in for Oral Surgery
10/15/2017
Top Three Signs of Oral Cancer
9/30/2017
The Normal Age for Wisdom Tooth Eruption and Other Wisdom Tooth Facts
9/20/2017
Have You Noticed a Rough Patch In Your Mouth?
8/25/2017
How Kids Are Treated in an Oral Surgeon's Office, and How Parents Can Help
8/15/2017
What to Do if a Root Canal Fails?
7/30/2017
What Could Happen If Your Dentist Missed a Cavity?
7/23/2017
Care for Your Dental Implants So You Don't Get Gum Disease
6/30/2017
Be Prepared for Your Oral Surgery
6/20/2017
The Blunt Truth About Why You Need to Brush Before Going to Bed Each Night
5/30/2017
Signs of an Infected Oral Piercing
5/20/2017
Is Ice Safe After Oral Surgery?
4/30/2017
Risk Factors You May Have for Oral Cancer
4/20/2017


Scott M. Redlinger, DMD, MD

(775) 430-5355