Tooth damage, including chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.
Swelling that may block your throat.
If you have your mouth pierced and use oral jewellery, make sure you can remove it. The ball on one end of a barbell-shaped device must be able to be screwed off and on to make the jewellery easy to insert and remove. Mouth jewellery that dislodges can be accidentally swallowed or inhaled, causing injury or requiring surgical removal.
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger MD
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