*Corresponding author:Leonidas Batas, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Received: March 07, 2018; Published: March 16, 2018
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In the last decade, body piercing has become increasingly fashionable especially among young adults. The growing trend of oral piercing must be a concern to dental professionals because of the risks and complications in the oral cavity. Oral piercings, such as tongue and lip piercing, can cause several complications such as hemorrhage, pain, swelling, lingual nerve damage, gingival recession, infection, periodontal distraction and fractured teeth. The purpose of this paper is to present case reports and methods of treating the complications of tongue and lip piercing that appeared to the periodontal tissues on the lingual and buccal sites of the lower incisors. In all cases EMD (Emdogain®) was used and the oral piercing was removed. All cases showed reduction of the pocket depth, gain in clinical attachment level and significant reduction of gingival recession. As a conclusion the use of EMD may be a treatment of choice in patients that had periodontal damage after oral piercing and these results seems to be reproducible.
Abbreviations: PD: Pocket Depth; CAL: Clinical Attachment Level; EMD: Enamel Matrix Derivative