Oral Piercing and Related Health Risks This paper will look at the oral health problems related to oral piercing. Piercing in general has been a fashion trend among the younger population and as Foster and Readmans (2007) note “they have become more inventive with the position, number and type of piercing placed” (p. 20). However, this fashion brings health related issues that can range from trivial to serious and even irreversible problems that in some instances can be life- threatening (Lopez- Jornet , Navarro- Guardiola , Camacho- Alonso , Vicente-Ortega, & Yánez - Gascon , 2006, p. 805). It is not surprising that oral piercing and health related issues have been receiving increasing attention in the recent literature ( Glendor ,...The end:
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