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Oral Piercings And Tattoos Have Become A Form Of Self Expression

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Oral piercings are any piercings of the tongue, lips, or cheek. In recent years, oral piercings and tattoos have become a form of self-expression. Oral piercings and tattoos may look cool, but they can be dangerous to your health. Many people are not aware of the potential side effects of oral piercings. Some of these include infection, prolonged bleeding, pain and swelling, chipped or cracked teeth, injury to the gums, interference with normal oral function, blood borne diseases, and endocarditis. These side effects occur because the mouth contains millions of bacteria, which makes it easy for infection and swelling to occur with mouth piercings. If one were to pierce their tongue, lips, cheek or uvula, it could…show more content…
Oral piercings also cause dental appointment difficulties. The jewelry can get in the way of dental care by blocking x rays. If one were to experience any of these side effects caused by an oral piercing, the best thing for them to do is contact their dentist or physician immediately. Following that, as with oral piercings, tattoos have also become popular in today’s society and are viewed as a form of self-expression. Although tattoos are very creative and beautiful, they also pose many risks. One of these risks can be an allergic reaction. Tattoo ink contains several ingredients and chemicals that a person may be allergic to. An allergy to any of the substances included in the ink can cause an allergic reaction once the ink gets into the skin. A tattoo allergy can take a number of different forms, one of these forms is known as an Acute Inflammatory allergic reaction. This means the skin becomes red, slightly swollen, and irritated at the site of the tattoo. Many people who get tattoos can experience this form of reaction. This form is generally not serious and subsides within about two to three weeks. Another form of allergic reaction is Photosensitivity. This means tattoos that are exposed to the sun may result in an allergic reaction, particularly those that contain Cadmium Sulfide which can cause an allergic reaction to the sun. Granulomas are small bumps that can also appear as a result of an allergic reaction as well. These bumps
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