Oral Piercing: What You Should Know
This one-page handout uses a question and answer format and photographs to educate people about risks associated with oral piercing. It identifies common symptoms after oral piercing such as pain, swelling, and increased flow of saliva, clarifying that health risks can increase because piercers have no standardized training. It discusses risks such as infection and damage to teeth and gum tissue. The document provides advice for those persons who already have oral jewelry and a link to a professional organization for help in choosing a reputable piercer, and recommends that people consult with their dentist before any oral piercing.
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