Tongue piercing and its adverse effects

Rachel Shacham, Ami Zaguri, Henry Z. Librus, Tal Bar, Eli Eliav, Oded Nahlieli

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Piercing has become so popular during the last 20 to 30 years that many physicians are now treating patients with piercings and dealing with its side effects. We present 3 cases that illustrate the complications of tongue piercing (ie, infection, bleeding, and embedded ornaments). We describe the methods for inserting the ornaments to illustrate the possible adverse effects. Treatment recommendations and their application to those 3 patients are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry


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