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Archive for June, 2012

Oral Piercings Part II

Watch for Cranial Nerve VII if you are piercing your face!

You can see the span of Cranial Nerve VII.

Diagram shows innervation of the Tongue

Most people pierce the front part of their tongue. Watch out for Cranial Nerves V, VII, and XII.

Oral piercings seem to be a part of our society today.  For a lot of people it is not a big deal.  If you or someone you know is thinking about getting a piercing be aware of what complications may arise.

Here are just some of the nerves that may be affected by a pierced tongue or a piercing somewhere on the face.

The function of each nerve can easily be found by doing a search.  Although we at Global Smiles have heard of infections, we are glad that most people have had safe experiences.

Our suggestion is to become informed about the piercing procedure, its risks, and what happens to the pierced area after you take the stud out.

Watch out for Cranial Nerve XII if piecing your tongue!

If an individual is piercing their tongue, one of the Cranial Nerves which may be affected is Cranial Nerve XII


How to turn your Expander

Explicitly follow your orthodontist’s instructions on how to activate your expander.