Not much attention is given to the harmful effect of lip piercing. Your body and teeth may suffer a lot of hazardous effect because of lip piercing. This is as serious as the tongue piercing; many have been ignoring the bad effects of lip piercing without realizing the impact of it. Lip piercing may cause infection. It can also damage your teeth as well. The most common problem about lip piercing is it affects the gums.
When a metal is inserted on your lip it will come in contact with your gums tissues. When this contact happens your gum may recede. Your teeth have larger chances to decay as this contact happens. In addition to this, it can be very painful. Your gums hide the root of your teeth. These roots hold your teeth nerve endings as the gums recedes your nerves will be left exposed to all bacteria within the mouth.
These exposed nerves will increase it sensitivity to heat and cold temperature inside the mouth. It may also result in inability of the teeth to grind foods. These problems can be easily corrected if given an attention.
One of good news about it is that the recede gums can actually be corrected. This requires surgery of the gum. The problem with this procedure is that the recede gums may comeback unless the lip piercing is being taken off. In some cases of multiple piercing around the mouth the same scenario can just become worse. It may require a larger gum repair.
Lip piercing cannot actually chip a tooth because the piercing is in the outside part of the mouth. They are capable of being infected because they are in the outside world. Less metal could not mean that food cannot lodge on the in the lip piercing hole. Once a piece of food is lodge on the lip piercing hole it may trigger a lot of infection. When infection gets in the way, it will definitely cause you too much trouble.
Another risk is lip piercing can still affect the tooth that may cause tear in the hole. This tear can increase the chances that the piercing will be infected. Make sure to always clean your lip piercing if you do not want to take it off. The most basic way of cleaning a lip piercing is by soap and water. Do this at least twice a day to avoid infection. You can use a cotton swab or ball to be able to clean the entire area and all stuff around the piercing.
Another effective way of cleaning a lip piercing is by the use of sea salt. Prepare a cup of warm water a teaspoon about a quarter of sea salt. Again, a cotton swab is the best tool to get in the area and clean the pierce site. There is also a new product out in the market called H20cean. Many says that it is great product or cleaning your lip piercing but it is much costly than sea salt, soap and water.