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Bull Mountain:
(503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl #10
Tigard, OR 97224 Map
Bridgeport:
(503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lwr Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR 97224 Map

Oral Piercings and Damaged Teeth - How to Protect Against Chips and Breaks


Posted on 3/30/2017 by Dr. Johnson
A woman with a tongue piercing.
When someone gets an oral piercing, it is common that during the day, it gets played with. This is especially true when the piercing is in the tongue. Playing with an oral piercing is a very common factor in fractured teeth and chips missing from teeth.

If you have an oral piercing that you are not willing to get rid of at this point in time, then you need to protect your teeth from the damage it can cause.

How to Protect Your Teeth from Oral Piercing Damage


The first tip to keep your teeth safe is to not play with your oral piercing. Nearly everyone that plays with it, ends up with some type of damage.

Another tip for protecting your teeth is to make sure you see your dentist at the very least of every six months, although more routinely is usually advised once you have an oral piercing, so they can detect issues as early as possible.

There are plenty of things to be leery of if you want to get an oral piercing. Aside from chipped and fractured teeth, you have receding gums to worry about. The metal can irritate your gums and cause them to recede, exposing the root of your tooth.

There is always a threat of infection, which can decimate your mouth. Plus, the piercing could break off and cause you to choke on it. This would be a very big problem if you were asleep at the time.

If you insist on an oral piercing, do your due diligence before getting it put in. Contact our office about the dangers, and make sure you do everything you can to protect your teeth while you have it in. It's simply not worth the risk.

Time to schedule your next appointment?


Call our Bull Mountain location at (503) 968-6101, our Bridgeport location at (503) 906-8600, or use our easy online scheduling form to set up your next visit quickly. On behalf of every dentist and team member at Total Health Dental, we look forward to helping you brighten the world with your smile.


Dr. Joel Fast
Dr. Rod Johnson


Bull Mountain (503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl. #10
Tigard, OR 97224



Dr. John Holland


Bridgeport (503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224


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