Periodontal health and lateral lower lip piercings: a split-mouth cross-sectional study.

@article{VilchezPerez2009PeriodontalHA,
  title={Periodontal health and lateral lower lip piercings: a split-mouth cross-sectional study.},
  author={Miguel Angel Vilchez-Perez and Ma Angeles Fuster-Torres and Rui Figueiredo and Eduard Valmaseda-Castell{\'o}n and Cosme Gay-Escoda},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={558-63}
}
AIM To assess periodontal health of individuals with a lateral lower lip piercing and describe associated periodontal, dental and mucosal complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS A split-mouth study was performed in a sample of 50 patients with a lateral lower lip piercing who attended the Periodontal Pathology and Surgery Unit of the Dental School of the University of Barcelona. The patients underwent periodontal, dental and mucosal examination on both the piercing and the control sides… CONTINUE READING