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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 876510, 6 pages
Review Article

The Consequences of Tongue Piercing on Oral and Periodontal Tissues

1School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
2School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT 06030, USA

Received 29 September 2013; Accepted 19 November 2013; Published 29 January 2014

Academic Editors: M. Del Fabbro and L. Levin

Copyright © 2014 Ioannis Plastargias and Dimitra Sakellari. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper is discussing the potential consequences that may arise by the implementation of piercing in the oral cavity and is also categorizing the consequences according to their extent and severity. Furthermore, this paper is reviewing some possible oral hygiene methods that can prove to be auxiliary in decreasing the potential complications arising from oral piercing. This literature review is based on articles published from 1985 to 2012.