I got my lip pierced recently and it seems that I drool a lot more now than I did before. I typically sleep on my back and I don’t have any allergies, so I’m not stuffy. Do you think this increase in drooling is from the piercing? Will it go away?
– Marcus, Seattle, WA
It’s unfortunate that you didn’t know before you got your lip pierced, but any time you get an oral piercing, it stimulates the salivary glands, which would explain your increased drooling. It may dissipate over time, but it will likely continue to be a problem for you for the duration of your wearing the piercing.
This is just one of the risks of oral piercings. Other risks are:
In order to maintain good oral health, be sure to brush and floss daily, keep the piercing site clean and well maintained and visit your dentist regularly.
You may be interested in reading more about mercury-free dentistry.
This post is sponsored by Enfield dentist Dr. William Cummiskey.