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Plaque build up on oral piercing?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Piercing
Yes they can.

In brief: Piercing
Yes they can.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Know also that if removed, soft tissue will show a mark where it was pierced. Piercings, in particular tongue piercings, can permanently damage teeth and gums.
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
I have seen oral piercings completely covered in plaque.
That means they are also a home for the bacteria that cause gum disease. They should be cleaned daily. Oral piercings are also likely to break teeth.

In brief: Yes
I have seen oral piercings completely covered in plaque.
That means they are also a home for the bacteria that cause gum disease. They should be cleaned daily. Oral piercings are also likely to break teeth.
Dr. William Ledford
Dr. William Ledford
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Plaque can build up on an oral piercing.

In brief: Yes
Plaque can build up on an oral piercing.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infection haven
Any disruption of the skin layer is an invitation for bacterial infection.
Plaque build up around a piercing is disease setting on the doorstep just waiting for the piercing to move disrupt the epithelial layer and invite all that --------into your body. Todays gratification is tomorrows mutilation.

In brief: Infection haven
Any disruption of the skin layer is an invitation for bacterial infection.
Plaque build up around a piercing is disease setting on the doorstep just waiting for the piercing to move disrupt the epithelial layer and invite all that --------into your body. Todays gratification is tomorrows mutilation.
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dr. Phillip Frist
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