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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

February 2002
Volume 33 , Issue 2

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Oral piercing and gingival recession: Review of the literature and a case report

Serge Dibart, DMD/Paul De Feo, DMD/George Surabian, DMD/Andrea Hart, RDH/

Pages: 110-112
PMID: 11890025

A young adult developed severe gingival recessions and radiographic signs of trauma to the periodontium after wearing a tongue barbell and a lip stud. Oral body art (piercing) can be hazardous to the periodontium; nevertheless, patients inclined to such practices do not see them as health hazards and are very reluctant to remove them.

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