Oral piercing has become increasingly popular among young adults in recent years. This is of concern to dental and medical professionals because of the risks and complications to their health. This paper provides an overview of oral piercing and potential complications associated with piercings. Health care professionals are encouraged to educate their patients concerning risk factors, ways to reduce risk factors, and homecare to promote optimal oral health when piercings are present.
Janssen KM, Cooper BR. Oral Piercing: An Overview. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2008 Jul 01;6(3), Article 6.