Thinking about getting a tongue piercing? Whether you feel very strongly about this or have only just begun considering the idea, your Moreno Valley dentist has some advice. It’s important for you to recognize that due to the nature of your smile and the environment in your mouth, it’s actually generally quite dangerous to make this choice. To provide you with the caution you need to make your decision (and to ensure you provide yourself with extra detailed care if you choose the piercing), we offer quick tips.

Tip: Think About Your Teeth

There’s no way around potential damage if a metal bar or ball comes into contact with dental tissue. From scraping to chips, cracks, and serious breakage, your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you that there’s real risk involved.

Tip: Think About Infection

Just like when you pierce your ears, the site of a tongue piercing will require serious attention and consistent cleaning. Unfortunately, you’re up against a constant barrage of bacteria that are not so friendly and can lead to swelling and infection.

Tip: Think About Costs

If you damage your teeth, end up with sores on your gums, or have to visit your doctor, you are going to end up spending additional funds to clear up or address any complications.

Tip: Consider Sensitivities

Have you ever had something made of metal irritate your skin? If so, even if you’re not allergic, you may have a sensitivity to certain metals. Your Moreno Valley dentist urges you to make careful choices regarding tongue piercings to prevent reactions.

Protect Your Mouth From Piercing Complications

When you’re thinking about getting an oral piercing, your first stop should be with our practice to discuss the safety and any possible complications. Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.