Tongue piercing: case report and review of current practice.

  title={Tongue piercing: case report and review of current practice.},
  author={Camile S Farah and Dominic Harmon},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  volume={43 6},
Although oral piercing has been an uncommon practice in the Western world, the insertion of metal objects into intra-oral and peri-oral pierced sites is growing in popularity. Tongue piercing is one such practice whereby a metal barbell is inserted into the tongue after piercing with a 14-16 gauge needle. Pain, swelling and infection are the most serious consequences associated with this procedure. Other adverse outcomes include mucosal or gingival trauma, chipped or fractured teeth, increased… CONTINUE READING

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