Background: The aim of the study was to focus the awareness of complications of oral piercing among a group of adolescents and young Italian adults with intraoral piercings. Material and Methods: A total of 225 teenagers were asked to complete a questionnaire on the awareness of com- plications of oral piercing. An additional questionnaire was administered in case of oral piercing worn, based on site piercing, knowledge about piercer license, oral and systemic risks due to oral piercing, disinfection and steri- lization of the material pierced, information by the piercer about piercing hygiene maintenance and post-piercing dentist check-up. After questionnaire all partecipants received a brochure with some information about risks and maintenance mode of piercing. Results: Data revealed that more than 50% of teens surveyed was found to wear a piercing. Only 25.3% was aware of the risk of HCV cross-infection and only 17.3% reported of knowledge about risk of endocarditis. Only 17% checke

Awareness of complications and maintenance mode of oral piercing in a group of adolescents and young italian adults with intraoral piercing / Vozza, Iole; Fusco, F; Corridore, Denise; Ottolenghi, Livia. - In: MEDICINA ORAL, PATOLOGÍA ORAL Y CIRUGÍA BUCAL. - ISSN 1698-6946. - ELETTRONICO. - 20:4(2015), pp. e413-e418. [10.4317/medoral.20487]

Awareness of complications and maintenance mode of oral piercing in a group of adolescents and young italian adults with intraoral piercing

VOZZA, Iole
Primo
;
CORRIDORE, DENISE
Penultimo
;
OTTOLENGHI, Livia
Ultimo
2015

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to focus the awareness of complications of oral piercing among a group of adolescents and young Italian adults with intraoral piercings. Material and Methods: A total of 225 teenagers were asked to complete a questionnaire on the awareness of com- plications of oral piercing. An additional questionnaire was administered in case of oral piercing worn, based on site piercing, knowledge about piercer license, oral and systemic risks due to oral piercing, disinfection and steri- lization of the material pierced, information by the piercer about piercing hygiene maintenance and post-piercing dentist check-up. After questionnaire all partecipants received a brochure with some information about risks and maintenance mode of piercing. Results: Data revealed that more than 50% of teens surveyed was found to wear a piercing. Only 25.3% was aware of the risk of HCV cross-infection and only 17.3% reported of knowledge about risk of endocarditis. Only 17% checke
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