Added Dental Risks, What you should know before having your tongue pierced
You may know that some of the risk factors to having your tongue, lips and cheeks pierced which includes dangers like chipped and fractured teeth damage to your gums, periodontal disease and problems with speech. However did you also know that the studs themselves could be harboring bacteria increasing risks factors for infection.
Studies found that studs made of steel seemed to promote development of a biofilm a thin layer of microorganisms that adhere to the surface of a structure. Types of bacteria associated with staph infections were found on the steel and titanium studs, leading researchers to conclude that metal studs increase risks for complications if a piercing channel becomes infected.