Oral piercing and gingival recession: review of the literature and a case report.

@article{Dibart2002OralPA,
  title={Oral piercing and gingival recession: review of the literature and a case report.},
  author={Serge Dibart and Paul De Feo and George Surabian and Andrea Hart and Diego Capri and Ming-Fan Su},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={110-2}
}
A young adult developed severe gingival recessions and radiographic signs of trauma to the periodontium after wearing a tongue barbell and a lip stud. Oral body art (piercing) can be hazardous to the periodontium; nevertheless, patients inclined to such practices do not see them as health hazards and are very reluctant to remove them. 

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