The tongue is the most common oral piercing site.
The safest tongue piercing is the dorsolateral.
The Madonna, Marilyn and Medusa are all types of off-center, upper lip piercings.
The Smiley, Frowny and Web piercings are all types of frena piercings.
Which of the following is NOT a responsible decision for getting a piercing?
A. Denote identification with a group.
B. Demonstrate financial or marital status.
C. Beautify the body.
D. Your friend wants to practice on you.
The average prevalence of oral piercings is more in ____________.
C. Approximately the same in both groups.
Characteristics of quality jewelry include _______________.
A. materials such as titanium or niobium
B. textured finish
C. external threading
D. matte finish
Both metal alloys and sterling silver jewelry should be avoided since they both contain nickel.
Athletes who wear a mouth guard and have a tongue piercing should be advised to remove the jewelry when participating in sports.
Which of the following is NOT a potential secondary post-operative complication?
A. Gingival recession/overgrowth
B. Tooth wear/fracture
C. Diastema/misaligned teeth
D. Minimal scarring
The typical average healing period for oral piercings is ____________.
A. 1-3 weeks
B. 1-2 months
C. 2-4 months
D. 4-6 months
Which of the following are normal in the first 3-5 days after piercing?
A. Light swelling
B. Heavy bleeding
D. Green or yellow discharge
If you suspect an infection, seek medical assistance and _______________.
A. take the jewelry out
B. leave the jewelry in
C. Whatever is most comfortable for you.
Care should be taken to minimize the time jewelry is removed as the piercing tract can close.
A. True, only when the piercing is new.
B. True, even in healed piercings.
Seeing a patient with a new, unhealed piercing, does not present problems.
A. True, just have the patient rinse for 30 seconds with a chlorohexadine rinse.
B. False, the patient should be reappointed so the piercing is completely healed.
Oral piercing jewelry should be removed because _______________.
A. removal allows air circulation
B. dental care providers don’t like the way it looks
C. it makes too much noise during dental treatment
D. it can interfere with radiographic image quality
Removal of jewelry during a mandibular block is recommended.
It is prudent for the dental professional to have at least basic knowledge of how to remove oral piercings.
Patients with poor oral hygiene, or a high caries rate, _______________.
A. make especially poor candidates for oral piercing
B. are at no different risk than other candidates
The professional piercer should _______________.
A. practice infection control procedures
B. use a piercing gun
C. decline to show work done on other clients due to HIPAA
D. attempt to perform new techniques without supervision
The quality piercing studio should _______________.
A. allow video or still photography during your procedure
B. provide assistance to someone who would prefer to self-pierce
C. require you to purchase jewelry elsewhere and bring it to the piercing appointment
D. have current applicable certificates posted