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Oral piercings and infections?

Question by Bandit: Oral piercings and infections?
I have heard that oral piercings get infected easier than normal because your moth is dirty, but I have also seen that they don’t get infected easily because your mouth is constantly producing new saliva.

So which is it??

Also, are tongue WEB piercings safe?

Best answer:

Answer by dentalhyg
If you think about it, the body is going to view the piercing as something foreign- or something that shouldn’t be there. First of all, oral piercings can damage periodontal tissue. Constant contact between the jewelery and gums and tooth structure can cause recession, chipping of the teeth, nerve damage and constant inflammation. The mouth itself is not “dirty” but it home to millions of tiny micro organisms that do have the potential to cause infection. Just because our salivary glands are producing saliva, this does not mean pathogenic micro organisms may/ may not be present.

An infection can become life threatening if it’s not treated promptly, which is why if you do opt for an oral piercing you should maintan proper recare visits to the dentists office.

According to the American Dental Association, “oral piercing carries a potential risk of endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart valves or tissues. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the piercing site in the mouth and travel to the heart, where it can colonize on heart abnormalities. This is a risk for people with heart conditions and, in the worst of cases, results in death.”

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Which is better, kaplan or everest for dental assisting?

Question by roguegreenstarz: Which is better, kaplan or everest for dental assisting?
Are they accredited schools? Do you know someone, or have you graduated from one of them. Did you enjoy the programs. thanks

Best answer:

Answer by jannsody
NEITHER 🙂 Both kaplan and everest are private overly priced For-profit schools, and even though kaplan may be regionally accredited (as opposed to ONLY nationally accredited as with everest), the course credits usually do NOT transfer to other schools. Employers have also been known to throw away resumes with those schools into the garbage can.

Please instead consider the more affordable community college or county vo-tech school as long as the program is accredited by the “american dental association”:

For U.S. colleges:

General career info: and can search.

What do you think? Answer below!

Dr. Tilman Richards Honors National Nutrition Month by Promoting Improved

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