Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS encourages all of her patients to express themselves to the fullest extent. In recent years, oral piercings have become a popular form of self-expression. If you’re thinking about getting a piercing in your tongue, lip, cheek, or anywhere else in the oral cavity, Dr. Shah wants you to be aware of the risks associated with oral piercings and help you decide if it’s worth it.
The mouth is full of bacteria. When you get your oral or perioral structures pierced, infection and swelling often occurs. In addition to pain and swelling, oral piercings can cause damage to the teeth and gums as it bumps into your teeth and gums. Contact Dr. Dipika Shah immediately if you have any signs of infection, such as pain or a red streaked appearance around the piercing site. Make sure that your mouth stays free of infection and the piercing is properly cleaned. If you have questions or concerns about the status of your oral health, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.dentistnj.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS in our Holmdel, NJ office, call 732-264-8180.