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Oral piercings can include having the lower or upper lip, tongue, cheek or uvula (the bit that hangs down at the back of your throat) pierced. While there is a risk with all piercings, oral piercings can be particularly dangerous, so before you get your piercing here are some things to consider.
What can go wrong?
As with any piercing, your mouth will be painful and swollen but this will make it difficult to eat and talk. Your mouth is constantly moist and warm and the daily introduction of food makes it the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Infection, pain and swelling are risks for when a piercing goes right, but what about if it goes wrong?
Oral piercing hygiene
If you do decide to go ahead with your oral piercing, you will need to improve your dental hygiene routine to ensure your mouth and teeth stay healthy.
Oral piercings can look good but they come at a price. Make sure you are willing you face up to the problems that might occur between you face the needle.