Tongue Piercings: Fast Facts You’ll Need

Do you think that a tongue ring is in your future? Probably sooner than later? If you have not yet headed out to receive this oral accessory, then perhaps there is something holding you back. Or, maybe you just need some more information. We would love to help you out by filling you in with the assistance of fast facts. Get some answers regarding what we, dental professionals, think about this plan for your smile and oral health and you will be able to move on with an educated approach.

Fact: You Should Come See Us First

The first thing you should do is come see us to talk about your plan for a tongue ring. We will offer a factual, unbiased explanation of what you can expect, so you feel knowledgeable.

Fact: You Could Crack A Tooth

Particularly when you choose a barbell, there’s a very real and common risk of breaking dental tissue. Cracked, broken teeth are a frequent result of a tongue ring, so keep this in mind. Remember that a crack can end up resulting in an extracted tooth if the fissure is deep.

Fact: It Could Damage Your Gums

Daily pressure or scraping of jewelry against gum tissue may result in damage. Gums may react by receding and pulling away, by becoming abraded, and infection is possible.

Fact: Swelling Can Become Life-Threatening

The moment you receive your tongue ring can go many ways. Your body may handle it quite well. However, serious inflammation is possible. Remain mindful that if your tongue swells to an extent that blocks respiration, this can result in an emergency, life-threatening situation.

Fact: You’ll Need To Remain Dedicated

You’ll have to keep your tongue very, very clean if you choose a tongue ring. Ask for tips if this is your plan!

Talk To Us About Your Tongue Questions During Visits

If you’re thinking about getting a tongue ring or have other questions, we are happy to answer them! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.