Tongue Piercing Rings and Dental Health Colgate® Oral Care

A large portion of tongue piercers never remove their piercing. This is partly because the tongue can heal and close up fairly quickly if the space is not maintained. It also becomes a staple (no pun intended) of their personal style. Even so, the constant pressure of the piercing against the back of one's teeth can make them loosen and move, creating gaps where none previously existed.…

The Risks of Tongue Piercing: 10 Ways It Hurts Your Mouth ...

Nov 24, 2010 · Tongue piercings are just one of the many ways you can chip or crack your teeth. To learn more,read 10 Easy Ways to Chip or Crack Your Teeth. 2 – Tongue piercing causes gum recession, also called localized periodontal disease. If you wear a barbell in your tongue, it can rub up against and irritate the gums on the tongue side of your teeth.…

Tongue Piercing Aftercare Colgate Oral Care

Nonetheless, the American Dental Association (ADA) lists some potentially serious complications as a result of tongue piercing. The tongue may swell to the point that it impedes breathing, in which case you should seek care right away. Signs of infection after a tongue piercing include fever, chills, shaking or a red-streaked appearance around the piercing site. Immediately contact a dentist or physician if you ……