When Style And Oral Health Collide

When Style And Oral Health Collide in Charlotte

Oral piercing is a popular form of body-art in Charlotte, but just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s safe. I’m Dr. Christopher Bowman, a dentist serving the Myers Park, Cotswold, and South Park areas. When my patients ask me about the safety of oral piercings, I make sure they look at the possible detrimental consequences.

First,  patients should know that infection is always a major concern with any piercing, but because the mouth is the perfect environment for breeding bacteria, oral piercings are especially problematic. Your capacity to chew, swallow, and speak can also be impaired by an oral piercing.

Oral piercings can lead to an increase in saliva flow and, possibly, excessive drooling, something my dental patients generally want to avoid. It’s also important to know that chipped or cracked teeth, damage to dental fillings, and metal sensitivity are other possible problems.

Another serious risk associated with piercings that should concern you is nerve damage. Many people experience temporary numbness after a piercing, but for some, the damage is extreme and sensations never return. An injured nerve can also influence facial movements as well as your sense of taste.

If you’ve read through this and still want to choose a tongue bar or lip piercing, please meet with us to consider the safest decision possible for your dental health.

If you are looking for an experienced dentist to trust in for accurate information and the highest quality care, we welocme you to Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman. Call 704-307-2821 today to schedule an appointment. We offer restorative dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, and more! 

 

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

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1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

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Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte
Dr. Christopher A. Bowman
1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28207

Phone: 704-307-2821

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