An unusual cause of gingival recession: Oral piercing


ER N. , OZKAVAF A., BERBEROGLU A., Yamalik N.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.71, no.11, pp.1767-1769, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2000.71.11.1767
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1767-1769

Abstract

Wearing so-called jewelry in uncommon sites, termed as body piercing, is gaining increased popularity. There also seems to be a significant increase in oral piercing mainly in the lip and/or tongue. We report a case of multiple oral piercing sites and localized gingival recession as an adverse consequence, Furthermore, based on the medical characteristics of the case, we also emphasize the necessity and importance of professional dental/medical consultation before oral piercing.