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Dental and Oral Health Center

Tongue piercing

10/15/2007

Question:

I want to get my tongue pierced, but there is a vein down the middle then 2 blue ones. Onr goes to the left and the other to the right. Is it possible for me to get my tongue pierced?

Answer:

I would not advise tongue piercing under any circumstance.  The jewelry can cause teeth to fracture and can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth (recession), along with a variety of other potential problems.

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Response by:

Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University