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Vol. 73, No. 4
ISSN: 1488-2159
May 2007


Overview of Complications Secondary to Tongue and Lip Piercings


• Léo-François Maheu-Robert, DMD •
• Elisoa Andrian, PhD •
• Daniel Grenier, PhD •

A b s t r a c t

In recent years, intraoral and perioral piercings have grown in popularity among teenagers and young adults. This is of concern to dental and medical professionals because of the risks and complications for oral, dental and general health. The risks and complications associated with tongue and lip piercings range from abnormal tooth wear and cracked tooth syndrome to gingival recession and systemic infections. In this report, we provide an overview of possible problems associated with oral piercings that may be encountered by dentists.


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