Some preliminary research has shown that tongue piercings can cause damage in some people’s mouths:
– Tongue piercings can lead to numerous oral health complications such as abscesses, gum inflammation/bleeding, sensitive cracked teeth, and infection.
– Treatment for these complications can include antibiotics and surgical intervention; often, the tissue damage cannot be fully reversed.
– Those with piercings should keep the piercing immaculately clean and avoid smoking (tobacco or marijuana) or vaping.
“If you have a piercing and you’re bombarding it with all these irritants and potential carcinogens, well, that complicates things.”