Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Mouth Piercing Problems
Problems that can develop when you have your tongue, inner cheek,
uvula, or lip pierced include:
If you have your mouth pierced and use oral jewelry, make sure you
can remove it. The ball on one end of a barbell-shaped device must be able to
be screwed off and on to make the jewelry easy to insert and remove. Mouth
jewelry that dislodges can be accidentally swallowed or inhaled, causing injury
or requiring surgical removal.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.