Mouth-Jewelry-Tongue-piercings.jpg Body piercing was a trend that was caught on by most fashion addicts. And mouth piercing is no less fashionable. Body piercing get strange looks by onlookers. However, it comes with a lot of health perils. More and more doctors are coming out and emphasizing on the risks associated with this body art. Since the mouth is teeming with bacteria, it is quick to catch any infections. Mouth piercing leads to minor as well as some serious problems for a person. Thus, it is absolutely necessary to be aware of the related risks. However, these risks can be minimized by following good oral hygiene.

Major Risks
a. It can lead to trigeminal neuralgia, a nerve disorder marked by excruciating pain, tetanus, heart infections and development of scar tissue that may look like a second tongue
b. A swollen tongue, due to piercing, may obstruct the airway and make breathing difficult.
c. Some common problems are swelling, infection, an increased flow of saliva and injuries to gum tissue.
d. A patient can suffer from chipped teeth after inadvertently biting on their tongue rings.
e. Some people might have to go in for connective tissue surgery to restore worn mouth tissue after a barbell rubs against it for long periods.
f. If the equipment used is not sterilized, one also risks getting the dreaded AIDS virus.