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Effects of Oral Piercings on Your Oral Health

Are you or a family member thinking of getting an oral piercing?

Many teenagers look for ways to express themselves uniquely, and some choose body art as their outlet. Although tongue, cheek, and lip rings can look cool, oral jewelry can cause major negative effects on your oral health during the procedure and afterwards.

Negative Effects of Oral Piercings

Oral piercings can also cause major damage to your teeth and overall well-being. Here are just some potential negative effects:

  • Infection which can affect the gums, bone and teeth
  • Bad Breath
  • Swelling & Nerve Damage
  • Chipped or Cracked Teeth
  • Interference with Normal Oral Function
  • Interference with Oral Health Evaluation
  • Piercings can block x-rays which often are necessary for a thorough oral health evaluation
  • Piercings can sometimes "hide" cysts, abscesses, or tumors

Is it worth the risk?

While a piercing can act as a fashion statement and drastically alter your look, there are dangerous implications and risks involved as well.

If you do decide to get a piercing, make sure to follow these cautionary tips. Rather than relying on a friend, make sure you get your piercing professionally done and ask about the salon's sterilization methods. Whoever is performing the procedure should be knowledgeable and able to answer any questions you may have and know about proper aftercare.

Make sure to also ask for a Public Health services inspection certificate, so you know you are in good hands!

If you would like to learn more about oral piercings, visit the Ontario Dental Associations website

Fees and Financial Information

Our fees are based on the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for General Practitioners for general dental services and the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for Specialists for specialty dental services.

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We Follow the Ontario Fee Guide

At Kaydental, we believe that a fair fee is one of the key features in building a strong patient-doctor relationship. At our North York dental office, we follow the suggested fee guide for General Practitioners from the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) in order to maintain pricing stability and keep patients in the know about the price of every service and product they pay for.

If you have any questions about the costs of any of our dental services, please contact us so one of our staff members can clarify and guide you through the price determinations.

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