(HealthDay News) -- You may think it's attractive or cool to pierce your tongue, but you should be aware of the risks before the procedure.
The American Dental Association explains these potential risks:
- Swelling that could impair breathing.
- Cracking a tooth from biting down on a piercing.
- Severe infection or pain.
- Allergic reaction.
- Nerve damage.
- Excessive drooling.
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