An oral piercing can make the difference in whether a teen has a healthy or unhealthy mouth and smile. Teens with oral piercings can experience many oral health issues. If you have any questions about the dental problems caused by oral piercings in Tucson, Arizona, call Oro Valley Pediatric Dentistry today at 520-297-5900. We are excited to get you scheduled with our dentists, Dr. Nathan Sprenger or Dr. Andrew Stucki.

Oral piercings are often seen as harmless, but the truth is they can very negatively affect one’s oral and overall health. Our dentists and team discourage oral piercings. They are damaging to your oral health and, in some cases, life threatening.

One of the dangers that often occurs with piercings is unlicensed piercing parlors. An unlicensed parlor can increase the risk of tetanus, hepatitis and tuberculosis. Other dangers that can occur from an oral piercing are:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Blood clots
  • Blood poisoning
  • Brain abscesses
  • Chronic pain
  • Damaged nerves
  • Fractures and cracked teeth
  • Heart infections
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Periodontal disease
  • Periodontal recession
  • Scarring
  • Inability to enunciate
  • Higher chance of tooth decay

If you or your child is considering getting an oral piercing and would like more information prior, please call us today. A member of our team will get you set up for a consultation with our experienced dentists.