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There are many health risks that are associated with oral piercings, which is why our Discovery Park Dental team encourages you to avoid piercing your oral cavity at all costs. Some of the risks associated with oral piercings include:

-Infections: There are high amounts of bacteria in your mouth, and because you create a wound with a piercing, there is a high chance that you can suffer from serious infections.

-Transmission of diseases: Sometimes, oral piercings can make you at a high risk of having a transmitted disease, like the herpes simplex virus and hepatitis B and C.

-Endocarditis: Endocarditis is a serious health condition that can be created by an oral piercing. This issue occurs when bacteria passes through the oral wound and into the bloodstream, attacking the heart and inflaming its valves.

-Nerve damage/prolonged bleeding: There are times when the oral piercing can damage your oral nerves. When this happens, you will lose sensation in the area and you will feel completely numb. There are also times when the piercing punctures blood vessels. When this happens, you will experience prolonged bleeding.

-Damage to the teeth: There is a high chance that you can chip or crack your teeth on the oral jewelry. So, if you want strong and beautiful teeth, it’s best to keep them away from oral jewelry.

As you can see, oral piercings in Cedar Park, Texas, are extremely harmful for your smile and oral health. If you have questions about oral piercings, please feel free to call our office at 512.260.8330 at your earliest convenience. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Nitya Balan, if you have any concerns about your oral health. We are happy to help you!