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People who perform oral piercings have no formal education on sterilization or infection control guidelines. For the most part, they're self-trained, which means there's a wide range of skills and knowledge about what they're doing.

So, the risk is totally taken by you, because the person who's performing the piercing isn't accountable to anyone.


  • ›  Blood-borne disease may be transmitted i.e. HIV, hepatitis B and C, herpes simplex virus, tetanus, candida, Epstein-Barr, syphilis, and T.B.
  • ›  Stroke, due to toxic shock
  • ›  Swelling, which could result in blockage of the airway
  • ›  Recurrent infections
  • ›  Aspiration of the jewellery (swallowing or airway obstruction)
  • ›  Pain and bleeding from the procedure with a resulting infection
  • ›  Nerve damage (numbness)
  • ›  Foreign body incorporation into site of piercing
  • ›  Interference with chewing and swallowing
  • ›  Interference with speech
  • ›  Chipping or fracture of teeth due to the wrecking ball action of the barbell
  • ›  Allergic reaction to jewellery or hypersensitivity
  • ›  Increased salivation
  • ›  Tissue trauma to the gums
  • ›  Ludwigs angina (life threatening)
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