Tooth Piercing or Dental Piercing

What is Tooth piercing?

Tooth piercing also known as dental piercing is a hole that is carved in the tooth to insert a gem or stone jewelry in the crown of the tooth. Etched with a small jewel, the tooth allure the smile with a sparkle. Tooth piercing is famous among youngsters. Have you heard about Bella Hadid’s diamond teeth? Katy Perry, Hailey Baldwin, and Pink are other names to be added on the list of celebs who wear tooth jewelry to add sparkle to their smiling gestures.

Diamond Tooth Piercing
Diamond Tooth Piercing

Precautions before Getting A Tooth Piercing

Tooth piercing takes place on the crown of the tooth. It is a painless process.

  • Select a tooth piercing parlor which has extensive experience in dental piercing.
  • Piercer will clean the mouth using a mouthwash.
  • Clean the tooth thoroughly which gets the engraving.
  • Engrave a small hole carefully with appropriate tools.
  • Embed a Jewel or gemstone inside the hole.
  • Polish the jewel and teeth.

Procedure

Complications & Risk Factor

  • Engraving a hole in the tooth can cause cracking or chipping.
  • Sharp gemstone or jewelry can cause scratching and tearing inside the mouth.
  • If jewelry is not entirely inside the enamel, it can come out. It can be swallowed during eating, drinking or sleeping.
  • Lousy jewelry can erode the tooth itself. It can also cause infection inside the mouth.
Gem Tooth Piercing
Gem Tooth Piercing
Tooth Piercing Pictures
Tooth Piercing Pictures

Aftercare: Do’s & Don’ts

Do’s

  • Clean your mouth after every meal to maintain oral hygiene.

Don’ts

  • Do not play with the jewelry either using your hand or tongue.
  • Do not brush vigorously on the tooth with jewelry on it.
  • Avoid eating spicy food and hard drinks after getting a tooth piercing
  • There is no pain due to piercing, but sensitivity will occur so avoid icy and hot drinks.
Teeth Piercing
Teeth Piercing
Tooth Piercing
Tooth Piercing

Infections: Symptoms & Cure

Symptoms

  • The tooth may get discolored, some might result in the foul smell as well.
  • The gum or inner side of the lip may get red and swell.
  • A toothache and bleeding in gums.
Tooth Piercing Images
Tooth Piercing Images

Cure

  • Take some rock salt and stir it in water. Rinse your mouth with the solution.
  • Gargle with saline water.
  • Consult a dentist for advice and follow the medication.

Jewelry for Tooth Piercing

Attractive gems and twinkles are available in the market. They come in different shapes such as heart, diamond, triangle, star, drop, etc. They look pretty embellishing tooth that can flaunt with white enamel.

Tooth Piercing Jewelry
Tooth Piercing Jewelry

Cost of Tooth Piercing

The price can range from $25 to $45. Cost may vary with the choice of jewelry and parlor.

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