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IP International Journal of Aesthetic and Health Rejuvenation


Oral piercing: Source of fashion or tissue destruction?


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Article Type : Review Article

Author Details: Sumedha Srivastava*,Trilok Shrivastava,Pramod Yadav,Shikha Mali

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 2


Abstract

Oral piercing is gaining a name these days. People interested in this trend, should be aware that it is not without health risks. Oral piercings involving the tongue, lips, cheeks, and uvula have been associated with pathological and life threatening conditions. Dentists are often the first to note any harmful effects resulting from the oral piercing process or the jewellery. The aim of the present article is to develop awareness of the various risk factors and complications caused by oral piercing among the young’s and adults.

Keywords: Oral piercing, Studs, Barbells, Hoops.