Firstly it must be said that all oral piercings carry with them the risk of doing damage to the teeth and gums. This can happen by accidentally biting the jewellery or constant abrasion because of positioning, or playing with the jewellery against the teeth and gums.
Listed below are the most common Oral piercings with a short description, of which there are two main groups.
1) True oral piercings which are completely inside the mouth and,
2) Semi-Oral Piercings that travel from the Outside of the Mouth to the Inside of the Mouth.