For many it is an aesthetic element, a personality trait or simply another slope, but the reality is that piercing can lead to problems for our oral health. And is that, far from what is usually thought, piercings cause numerous complications and oral injuries in most of those who wear them.
According to the data, 72% of patients with these piercings have suffered some complication after their placement. In all of them, the most frequent problems are inflammation (35%); the pain (18%); the difficulties to talk and chew (15%); the alteration of taste (5%); bleeding (4%); the increase in salivation ; infection and paresthesias (2%) and allergy (1%).
It is also necessary to know that in almost half of the users, in 48% , injuries occur in the gum and supporting tissues of the teeth, something that worries dentists especially. For these cases are lesions in the area of support of the piercing on the gum that cause chronic inflammation and a loss of bone , so that the tooth loses part of its support. This means that in the long term, this loss of insertion can increase the risk of infections and even cause the tooth to fall. Regarding this complication, it should be noted that most people with metal piercings and extra oral placement are more exposed, that is, they are more susceptible to suffer this type of injury.