Oral piercings are piercings placed in the mouth, the most popular of which is the tongue piercing. On this page you can read about the different types oral piercings. Lip piercings are sometimes referred to as "oral piercings" but can also be considered a separate area. To learn about different types of lip piercings please view our separate lip piercings page.
Most oral piercings quick to heal thanks to the plentiful blood supply to the area. There is however a risk of tooth or gum damage with many oral piercings. For this reason it is important to keep an eye on oral piercings and seek help in the event of any changes. If you notice any change to your teeth and gums we recommend that you consult an experienced piercer straight away. In many cases oral damage can be avoided by using suitable jewellery and flexible materials such as Bioplast and PTFE.
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