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Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 2     1. Feb. 2002
Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 2  (01.02.2002)

Page 110-112


Oral piercing and gingival recession: Review of the literature and a case report
Dibart, Serge / de Feo, Paul / Surabian, George / Hart, Andrea
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.